Fulfilling Your Passion


Sometimes you don't know what your passion is until it shows up in an unmarked box on moving day.  At least that's how it happened for me!  I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to do things that inspire you and encourage you to grow into your happiest self!  There might be negative Nancy's out there that will rain on your parade and make you feel inferior for doing something they may not agree with, but forget them!  There is only one YOU on this Earth and this is the only life you got!  I watched Steve Job's Stanford commencement speech recently and it reminded me how lucky I am to have found what I love so early on in my life.  Steve talks about the calligraphy class he took in college and how it inspired him to create the most beautiful typography for the Mac computers.  If he had never taken that class, who knows what the future of computers would have looked like!

My two most favorite parts of his speech were:

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."


 "You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

In a world full of smart phones and an extreme amount of mental stimulation, it is important to pause, reflect on those personal moments that have shaped who you are and run with the memories that made you the happiest you've ever been!