wednesday's inspiration

Well, it's official! I have left my job and my apartment. Walked away from what other people might deem success into the great unknown. Into the promise of something better.

I'll be traveling for the next three months or so. I'm in Denver now and then I'll be off to Portland, Charleston, and then France at the end of April. I cannot even tell you how excited I am to be able to do this, and how much I'm looking forward to spending this time with people whom I consider to be magic. People who make me feel my most alive, my most creative, my most inspired.

I consider myself to be on a journey to discover what I want to do with my life, what I want my career to be, and how to find a life-work balance that fulfills me.

And, the whole time, I'll be keeping this in mind:


I think this translates into more than just work, although it certainly applies there. This is the mantra that I want to keep in mind for all aspects of my life -- the people I spend time with, the activities I commit myself to. What's the point of doing something if it isn't something you love?

For example, I no longer want to watch television programs that are "just okay." I don't want to fill my time with things that exist only to fill my time, to help me avoid boredom until I can move on to my next activity. I'm taking a stand right now: if something doesn't bring me joy, it's not worth doing. It's better to do nothing than something you feel apathetic about. 

Sadly, I don't think this applies 100%. Bills must still be paid and chores my still be done. BUT, if you are living your life joyfully, don't you think that you won't mind the small stuff so much?

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