The question caught me totally by surprise. I was discussing my work with a client, and although I greatly enjoy what I do, and feel incredibly fortunate to have the talent and skills to make a living as a freelance designer, my work is not my only passion. I enjoy and take pride in the designs I create. Certainly having such a creative, fun, job makes me happy.
So I didn’t have the perfect answer at the tip of my tongue. In fact I think I just stared and said something that sounded a bit like “uummmm…well…I love fashion…”
But it bothered me. Why couldn’t I answer the question, even to myself? I went home and thought about it long and hard. After some soul-searching I realized that I couldn’t put a finger on one overriding important thing in my life simply because I am passionate about so many things. I am passionate about my husband and my children. I love my family and my friends. I take joy in my daily activities and work passionately on my designs. This blog gets a lot of passion too. Combining clothes and accessories, taking photos with my husband, watching him change them into artwork on Photoshop, posting and writing about them all make me incredibly happy.
I am passionate about life and I am passionate about being happy in this life. My goal is to find joy every day and to spread that joy as often as possible.
Happiness is a gift. I know and have known too many angry, sad, miserable people. The truth is that joy comes from within. Your work, your family and your friends can all add to your happiness but they cannot create it.
Life is not that long so make it as good, as delightful, as rich in experience, and as joyful as you possibly can.
What does this dress have to do with happiness and passion? Nothing really, but wearing this bright green color and flashing the fabulous cut-out back make me smile. The background in these photos makes me happy as well. Why? I’m in Palm Springs! My husband and I spend a delightful weekend in the desert last week and I have lots of photos to prove it. These are just a taste. More coming soon
- Dress – Vintage cotton sun dress purchased from Shop the Citizen
- Sandals – Purchased at “Off Broadway” some years ago
- Hat – San Diego Hat co.
So, what’s your passion?