Avocation (noun): A hobby or minor occupation. It's a fancy word for hobby, clearly. In the past few weeks, I've learned more about the people I know. Mainly, their hobbies and interests. I've always been fascinated with other people's hobbies. Seeing others excited about their passions makes me excited for mine. Positive energy is influential. When I learn of someone's hobbies I want to hear all about it and I end up getting just as excited for it as they do.
So, I started thinking, how can these experiences be shared with the world? How can we take people's excitement and let everyone experience it? I got talking with someone whose hobbies include woodworking and carving. In fact, it was a conversation with him that sparked this idea. He texted me saying, "Sorry, I have no one else to talk to about this that gives a shit. I may become annoying soon."
Honestly, this text really made me think. People have interests they love and not everyone has someone to share that with. And sharing your passions with the world is fun and exciting. Trust me, I understand that feeling as an indie author. I genuinely love sharing my work with the world. Writing is my passion.
Which is a perfect segue into the point of this post. I wanted to combine the positive experiences of people's hobbies and combine it with the feeling of sharing it with everyone. Hence, my new blog series. I'm calling it Avocation Adventures. And yes, the tagline is inspired by Supernatural's Saving People, Hunting Things.
I've got some cool things planned and underway so stay tuned for that blog series coming soon! What do you think about this idea? Are you excited for it? Let me know in the comments below.
Evan Bond, author of To the Wolves and Death Can Wait, is a thriller/suspense author. When not writing, he can be found hiking or camping in the beautiful state of Florida.