Just a little personal note
I remember thinking this was something that I loved….
I remember feeling that this was something that I loved….
I remember knowing that because I loved it so much, that it would be possible and I would make it happen.
It’s a strange thing when you just know, in your heart and soul that something is right for you. Yeah sure, at times your mind starts whirring and when some days are much worse than others, I’m sure most of us have doubts… but if it’s in your heart, it’s there to stay.
Right now, in this moment, amidst the paperwork, washing, iPhone, tv remote and cups of tea.. writing on my little laptop at the dining table , I am reflecting.
On Sunday I was asked by a mum and her 17 year old daughter how she could become a professional in her field.. now… ordinarily I would ask lots of questions, and answer in a very practical, vaguely informative, reserved manner. At 33 years old I hope that I have enough experience to be able to offer reasonably useful information….
I found I was over-whelmed by a feeling which I can only describe as a rising from the bottom of my stomach.. and other than babbling on in my usual way, offering random advice and silliness, I could only see this beautiful young, wide eyed girl in front of me, full of confusion and frustration and all I really wanted to say was ‘Find something you LOVE, do it with all your heart and enjoy every minute of it , for what it is, nothing is wasted, it’s all an experience”
At 17 I didn’t really know what I was going to be, I enjoyed art, talking, music, photography, wasn’t too great at maths.. not too bad with english.. but on the whole, it’s a scary time to be looking into your future, trying to think of what you ‘want to be’.
Sitting here now I realise that it’s all about being positive in your path. Doesn’t matter what you do.. as long as you feel it inside, smile and share it.
For me whether it’s helping someone feel beautiful on their wedding day, creating something a little crazy and realising an artistic brief, making someone smile by telling them how wonderful they are inside and out, capturing a little section of time and taking a picture, being in the moment and appreciating it for all it’s washing filled, tomato soup bowl glory that is right now.. It’s all you can do to just sit and smile and be happy.
I figure life is full of rights and wrongs… and it’s perhaps a better choice to be positive about what you ‘CAN’ do now.
Have a great day everyone!
Love Jo xx