It’s never until I look through my photos from each month that I realize I spend most of my time with animals instead of people! To be honest, I can’t really complain. Animals are always so loving, sweet, and just downright happy all of the time, who wouldn’t want to spend time with them? As a kid, I always thought I wanted to be a veterinarian (creative, I know) but given the squeamishness I’d develop later in life, this wasn’t in the cards for me. I now spend much of my free time petsitting professionally and showering all of my foster cats (and my own kitty!) with as much love as possible - and it brings me so much joy to know that I’m contributing to their happiness and the animal welfare cause in my own way.
Oftentimes, I it can be easy to let our careers define who we are, but I think what truly defines us is how we choose to spend our free time, because that shows us the things we do simply because we enjoy them. What do you find yourself doing in your free time? I’d love to hear your thoughts!