An avocation is an activity that one engages in as a hobby outside one's main occupation. There are many examples of people whose professions were the ways that they made their livings, but for whom their activities outside of their workplaces were their true passions in life. Occasionally, a person who pursues an avocation is more remembered by history for their avocation than for their professional career. Many times a person's regular vocation may lead to their avocation.