My interests stem from my passions, they develop my talents and shape who I am. Keeping them is the same thing as keeping myself. Your interests are the same thing as keeping yourself as the real you. So, for us to have the best time together, we need to keep doing what we love. Should they intersect or become woven for a time, that's okay, people who love one another often team up on projects. I once lost myself. I gave up everything for others and became nothing anyone respected, not really. It's important to learn from these lessons in life because they cost so very much.