When I Grow Up…

When I Grow Up…

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I want to be the kind of person who follows her passion.

And fills her purpose.

Then aligns my every action with this intention.

This isn’t career related.
For my day job, I’m a stylist.
On the surface, styling photo shoots doesn’t have much to do with my passion.  (Which, believe it or not,  is not fashion!)
There’s the shopping, the putting looks together, and the whole make-me-pretty mentality.  But there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye.  Each job hands me a whole new set of opportunities to tie in my passion.  As long as I show up to each situation with curiosity and intention, there’s meaning to uncover.

This morning, the question came through the 7 year voice of M.

“Mom, what do you want to be when you grow up?”
So, there is still time…

It’s just up to me to make it happen.

What about you?  How do you bring passion into your everyday?

16 Comments

  1. laurengtaylor000@gmail.com' Lauren says:

    A lovely post. Without seeming ignorant – what is your passion? Writing? Expressing yourself via finding ways to have fun?

    I have a few – Yoga which I am training to teach very soon, and am currently undertaking a 30 day Bikram Challenge! Secondly – writing – which I am lucky enough to get time to do whilst at my day job (Receptionist). Right now I feel very grateful that I even know what my passions are – because some people haven’t discovered theirs yet.

    Keep posting! Lauren

  2. Lauren, how awesome that you’re training to teach yoga! Is it Bikram style you will teach? I bet the 30 day challenge is doing incredible things for your practice. And you are super-lucky to be able to write during your day job. Keep at it! As for my passion, thank you for asking, and I love your guesses– they were pretty right on. My passion is movement related — it’s about expressing myself through movement (& having fun!). So yoga, dance, exercise..anything that gets me moving and heartfully expresses my soul. If I can encourage others to do the same — my mission has been accomplished. Thank you so much for sharing your comment. Enjoy the day!

  3. laurengtaylor000@gmail.com' Lauren says:

    🙂 No it’s actually Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha that I will teach. I am trying Bikram because I feel I should – to learn what all the fuss is about! Have you ever tried it?

    That’s beautiful. Keep moving and expressing your soul – that’s what makes you grow.

    Good luck.

  4. I have tried Bikram — it’s not for me, at all. I’m an Ashtanga Vinyasa girl….gotta stay in the flow! Thanks Lauren

  5. ruby_nest@yahoo.com' Ruby says:

    Since I was a kid, I remember that I wanted to help the world. While growing up into a family with high expectations, I was early pushed into a path I never liked. I got out of the loop by becoming what I want, a life coach and the fact that I met my husband who has the same mindset, I was then sure that I’m on the right way. Thank you so much for posting this, it really inspired me!

  6. Ruby, you sound like you were a pretty special kid! And the fact that you now know to recognize the signs saying you’re on the right way is also pretty special. Thank you for sharing your story. xo

  7. ruby_nest@yahoo.com' Ruby says:

    Thank you Tamina! Many hugs and love! 🙂

  8. I actually left my full-time job that was so not my passion. Now work part-time doing a “job” and part-time living my passion as a personal trainer and yoga teacher. Oh – and I blog 🙂 Having the blessing of being able to be creative everyday makes my life a lot more fun!

  9. shayla@shaylalogan.com' Shayla Logan says:

    Love your post. My company name is Living Your Passion. I get to spend my days living my passions by helping others find and live theirs 😀

  10. That’s a huge move! To leave your job because it was so not your passion. I’m sure it took a lot of thought and courage to make that move. And now you reap the rewards of taking that leap of faith — you get to create everyday! Congratulations! And thanks for sharing.

  11. Sounds like a win-win for everyone, Shayla! Thank you.

  12. chloedance@comcast.net' SirenaTales says:

    Yes! Following one’s passion! Like your reader above, I changed careers at a very late date leaving work as an attorney to throw myself into my lifelong passion of dancing. So very glad I did–and so grateful to be able to pursue this dancing life full tilt. However, I totally agree with you about needing to feed one’s passion however and whenever one can. Even when I was grinding through law school, I still took dance class once a week. Now, I constantly look around me seeking inspiration and ways to develop, as well as kindred spirits with whom to share the ride. I also LOVE asking other folks what brings them alive. No more “what do you do for a living” at cocktail parties, but rather “what do you love to do?” Wonderful post and perspective, TT. xo

  13. That’s brilliant cocktail talk! I’ll definitely be borrowing that one. And I bet the passion to dance doesn’t easily sit on the back burner so it’s really amazing (& admirable to people like me who hold such a soft spot for dancers!) that you are pursuing it full tilt. Thank you so much Sirena–I always love when you chime in! Xo

  14. ruby_nest@yahoo.com' Ruby says:

    I nominated you with two Awards http://yourinnerfeathersbyruby.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/thursday-smiles-with-two-blog-awards/ . Enjoy them and have a beautiful day! Hugs! 🙂

  15. set2sit@gmail.com' set2sit says:

    You’re photos are always so beautiful!

  16. Thank you so much for noticing. Honestly, to me — the photo is fifty percent of the story.

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