Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Telling the Truth Tuesday: doing what you love
Then I quit in 1999 to write full time. I love writing. I don't love when the writing doesn't come, but I forget that doesn't mean I don't love what I do. If I had to make a living at it, I'd be a complete failure, so I think of it as a hobby, not a career. It's a mindset thing that works for me.
I also love singing and dancing. As many of you know, I am a folk dancer. Have been since I was 16, with years of not dancing in between. Now, my knee won't allow me to folk dance too much, unless I want to be in constant pain, which I don't. But I can still do rock n' roll dancing. And I can still choreograph moves for my singing duo Sugartime and do those moves when we sing. I cannot express the joy that comes from doing these things.
How about you? Are you doing what you love, even if your day job isn't it?