Observe What You Do
There is a good chance that you are already engaging in an activity that you are passionate about. Think about what you would most like to do on a free weekend. The first thing that popped into your head is could be your passion. Passions don’t have to be romantic or exotic. Often they are what you choose to do.
For me, I have always loved to wander on my bicycle. As a kid, I would cruise the surrounding blocks for hills. Then I found a crushed limestone path. Every day I would ride on it a little farther just to see what I would find. Even now when I ride around my house, I look for new routes on Google Maps. Where are the streets that I have never explored? I even take bicycling vacation tours. I am always looking out for wild animal sitings, interesting architecture and even cloud formations.
Since you are still reading, I am going to assume that your choice for a free weekend would be to do nothing and you have no unfulfilled childhood dreams. Try this. Look at your browser history, bookshelves, magazines, ect. Is there a common theme? Is there something that you spend your time reading about? If so, that could be your passion. If you still aren’t sure, check out these resources.
What Have You Always Wanted to Do?
Another possibility for your passion is something that you have wanted to do for a long time, but never found the time. Perhaps you made excuses for why you never tried it. Stop! You must seek out opportunities and act on them.
My husband told me that he always wanted to play the drums since he was a kid. He found a used drum kit for $350 and asked me if I would be OK if he purchased it and pursued his dream. How could I say no? Of course I didn’t realize how loud practicing the drums would be. It took some time to get used to, but he found a teacher and takes weekly lessons. Since he works at home, it is a perfect way for him to take a break and give him something to look forward to doing.
“Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.”
When you discover your passion, keep the flame alit by meeting others who share you passion. Try Meet-Up or FaceBook groups or visit brick and mortar stores that specialize in your passion. Employees may be a good source to find groups and interacting with others who share your passion.