When Priorities Overrule Passion

When I started Average Hunter, I got definitions from many people with what they thought it meant.  There was only one answer that was correct.  It was all of them.  Average Hunter does have many different meanings to everyone.  But in my mind it all boils down to one word, “Priority”.  To most of us, the outdoors is not our priority in life.  The outdoors is our passion.  It’s where we want to be at all times, it’s what we want to be involved with and it’s the one thing we most want to teach others about, especially our children.  But being an Average Hunter is understanding that in life, we all have priorities that will always overrule.

The last few weeks, priorities has greatly taken up a lot more time then my passion.  In this case my passion being this website and the Average Hunter Podcast.  I have left a lot of people hanging and waiting and telling them “I will get back to your soon”.  But something else pops up and another week goes by.  Another week of slow posting on website and another week of no podcast.  I feel bad for all the fans that read the site and listen to the podcast, but this is a passion and it got overruled.

The first week it was kids sports with holiday that filled out a week.  Then our normal week of 4-5 games turned into a week or 7-8 games.  Then come the dog health issues combined with fundraisers.  If you have listened to many of my podcasts, you know I am heavily involved in St Jude Children’s Hospital.  I am the chair for a cross county run that is part of a larger event to raise money for St Jude.  My community along with over 30 other communities across the Midwest all get together for a giant running event.  I oversee over 50 runners, multiple fundraisers, sponsors and on and on to get reader for a one day run.  We just had a big 2 day fundraiser that took two days to set up for and a day to clean up.  So that was the other week.  So there’s still the real run coming up.  Luckily we have it easy with have a short run of 25 miles.  Many of groups have to run hundreds of miles for this.  I don’t even want to think of the amount of planning they need for that.

So what is an Average Hunter?  You can give your own definition and it will be right.  But for me it’s knowing the difference between priorities and passion.  There are a lot of people out there that don’t know the difference or have them backwards.  I know my answer is right for me and that’s why I do what I do.  But rest assure, it will all be over soon and back to the regularly scheduled program.

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