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BlogAre You Chasing Your Fire?

16th October 20174

Some of you know I struggle with picking a topic for each article I write. One the topic is I’m my mind..the thoughts and writing just flow.

I’ve asked some of you for ideas, including the Chief Heart-repreneur®. You know what she told me? Nope Tim, not gonna do that. I like your writing and I want to be all yours.

Well fine then!
But guess what Terri? This topic idea came from You!

I was reading T’s posts, and I read the comments, and this idea just flashed… Here’s the next article.

So, are you chasing your fire? Yes, I like playing with campfires and grills. I’m weird, but that’s not the fire I mean.

Are you chasing your fire? Are you pursuing your passion? Do you feel that fire in your belly that just won’t go away?
How many of you are doing something to pay the bills…a J O B? Do you honestly enjoy that drudge? So what are you doing about it?

Do you realize how unhealthy it is to do what you don’t feel passionate about? There are numerous scientific studies that have examined various aspects of the lives of thousands of people to see what impact happiness, joy, and passion has on the quality of one’s life.

Not to offend anyone, but what living less than your full joy and desire really sucks for your health and longevity.

That post by Terri, many comments said basically…you will be missed, but, but, If you are following your heart, then I support you fully.

Where in the body does your passion arise from? Well, it ain’t from your feet to be walked on. And it ain’t from your brain to be reasoned away. They come from your heart..the core of your being.

Each one of us has different driving fires, fires that we are chasing. One of the comments on that post impressed me. The Lady said she once had a well-paying J O B, that she did not enjoy. So she chased her fire. Now she’s happy, broke, but happy.

A few weeks ago I took a risk. I told Terri’s group some about myself. Yes, I had my own small business years ago, but I currently am not a business owner. I was so nervous. I felt like a fraud here with you business owners. Guess what?
Due to that post, I now have some new friends. And then Terri said to me, “Tim, I like your writing. Would you like to write guest articles for my blog? M m m m me? Absolutely.

Now here’s a twist. Through grammar and high school, English was my least liked subject. In high school, the teachers didn’t even teach grammar! Now jump ahead about 20 years. I enrolled in a major university, UConn…my hometown. What’s a requirement? Two semesters of English. Oh, gawd.

But I was shocked. I found I really enjoyed writing. It is one of my passions, one of my fires, that to me are all connected to my wildfire. My wildfire is the issue of domestic violence and anyone taking another without full consent.

My dream fire, when I relocate, is to build a respite and retreat center for victims to come to heal and learn that pure love is possible. It will be fruit and veggie farm, with some rescue/rehab animals. Further, I foresee this as being a platform for education of others.

So…are you chasing your fire, your passion? Or are you going to continue at your drudge? I have a number of hurdles to overcome, but I am chasing my wildfire, my dream fire, and no one is stopping me. What about you?
Tim James

Tim James has had a number of life experiences that give him a broad base of knowledge.
Tim is a friend to all. He enjoys learning and helping others.


  • Vickie Helm

    16th October 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Taz… I love your posts and they are full of things to reflect on that help us do a check up from the neck up… I enjoy reading your wisdom and heart…. and this has to be one of my favorite sentences of any post, “Well, it ain’t from your feet to be walked on. And it ain’t from your brain to be reasoned away. They come from your heart..the core of your being.”…..all I can say is BOOM! nail on the head… well done indeed…keep em coming


    • taz james

      19th October 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you very much. Coming from a published author is high praise.
      I do know, when my brain is not fogged, i can paint some exceptional word pics. But, to hear that from two and Terri, is v uplifting to me.
      More on the way.


  • Patricia Hartzog

    19th October 2017 at 6:36 am

    Taz, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your fire. I, also, had a favorite line from it.
    “It is one of my passions, one of my fires, that to me are all connected to my wildfire.”
    Passions should always be lit & allowed to run free.


    • taz james

      19th October 2017 at 7:34 pm

      True Patricia.
      Sadly, many of us have had our passions stomped out before they could begin to burn.
      Thank you


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