follow your curiosity

handwritten and painted by renee

handwritten and painted by renee

OK! So, I know Elizabeth Gilbert's, BIG MAGIC, book is on fire right now, but I have to tell ya about her talk I watched online over on Oprah's, Super Soul TV, the other day called, Elizabeth Gilbert: Flight of the Hummingbird - The Curiosity Driven Life.

I haven't finished Big Magic yet, so I'm not sure if she talks about this in it, but this talk, made me oh, so very teary-eyed. 

Especially when she shared the story of the woman who felt like such a loser because she couldn't figure out what her passion is in life.

I felt like that woman talking was me, because, I, too, have felt like the biggest loser because I was NOT born knowing what I'm here to do in life and what career I'm supposed to be in that has me saying, "I LOVE MY JOB!"

I've left jobs, tried SO many different things and have read every single article on 'how to your passion' I could find. Read more about this here

But, after listening to Liz's 30 minute talk, I'm a changed woman, and I now see, that I've been on the right track, following my curiosity, and most of all, following what FEELS right, in the moment I'm currently in.

If it feels right, I do it! If it doesn't feel right, I don't do it.

I've kept my inner 'curiosity' kid alive by following my curiosity breadcrumbs (like Liz says!) and that's exactly what life IS.

And, along the way, I've found my passions!! And, because this IS life, I still have SO many more curiosity breadcrumbs to come.

So, like Liz says, if you don't know what your passions are, forget trying to find it, and follow what's interesting you instead, right now, in this very moment. 

Because it's those interests that WILL lead you to your passions!!

Thank you, Liz for sharing your awesome self! Life changer!

Oh, and remember the picture I posted of Luca getting into the refrigerator below...he had NO problem and NO fear following his curiosity!!

Kids, they teach us this well. They ARE our #1 teachers to keep this ALIVE well beyond childhood...just be sure NOT to get hurt while doing it! 3yo's!! Ha!!!


Until next time...

why doodle? because it easily calms the mind and soothe's the soul so you can start following YOUR inner curiosity again, which will lead you to not only  connecting to YOUR passions, but also to connecting more within to what feels good to only you and making decisions based on that (something that's very hard to do when your mind is running five miles ahead or behind the present moment).