good tuesday morning, everyone! as i get back down to business (after some hours off yesterday), i wanted to share with you a quote that i stumbled upon. i love it. it speaks truth. and for all of us out there who have asked, and continue to ask, the burning question in our hearts, “what am i here for? what should i be doing? how should i spend my life”, this quote gives one great answer, i believe. it’s about listening to our souls. giving ourselves space to feel those things, crazy as they are, that make our soul sing, that fill us with a sense of peace & purpose, that are our passion.
i am so proud of the family from which i come. i have a cousin who is unbelievably creative and has a degree in art (not sure exactly what the precise title is). she left her stable, secure job in order to go back to school to study hair design. her passion. she’s living her dream, with her adorable, wonderful little family at the beach, and making the world a better place by living life true to herself. my brother (who can do, and does everything) and his wife (a potter) are dream chasers too. they both refuse to be satisfied with the status quo. instead, they make their own paths to ensure that their dreams of how life should be lived (simply, with good people, good food & drink, in harmony with nature, and surrounded by beauty & creativity) come true. currently they are living in the mountains of north carolina, asheville to be exact. the funky, artsy, eclectic, green city where my heart lives. my other two younger cousins are studying right now, both on their own journey to discover who they are. but, if they follow their cousins (my brother & his wife, my cousin studying hair design, and me) they will discover that they will be discovering who they are throughout their entire lives. of course my amazing wife belongs right here with us, too. she is another creative soul, simply bursting with the desire to put all of that creativity to use and, together, we are committed to living life from our soul, instead of simply existing. (not always an easy thing to do, but something we will never give up on). but, isn’t that what the journey of life is all about? discovery and commitment to our dreams?
yeah. we’re a funky, little family. and a little bit spread out over the world, but connected by our desire to live true to ourselves, no matter where the journey takes us or how crazy we may seem to the rest of the world. at least we have each other. ♥
in the end, i suppose it isn’t so much about what you do. rather it’s about who you are. right?
monday afternoon. each of us doing our thing…. singing, writing, gazing.
“your work is to discover your work
& then with all your heart give yourself to it.”
my dear readers, live life from your soul. be crazy. take risks. be who you were created to be. and enjoy whatever moments come your way today.
sending you love & peace.