Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, October 13, 2011

the end of the day

This week has been the busiest in a while.  I have no idea what is going on.
The studio is a hubbub of activity, all the time.
I don't stop from the minute I get there, until I go home.

Then after a 4 miler with Roy, I am done like toast.
He is presently snoring under my arm as I type.  He waits all day for me to come home, and knowing how disappointed he would be if we didn't walk, is motivation to walk.
When I go to bed,  I read a few pages of my book, and can't keep my eyes open any longer.

I guess it makes me think about that saying, "be careful what you ask for".
But it's good.  I love being at the studio.  I love teaching people to weave.
I especially get excited about having ideas, brainstorming, and watching things evolve.  
Any time I feel like complaining, I remember how much it means to have a purpose, how important it is to have passion.

I found this article, and it spoke to me.

According to a recent survey, about 75% of the population do not know what their true passion is. Clearly, almost everyone seems to not be doing what they were meant to do. This is an eye-opener because doing what we really love is absolutely necessary if we want to be fully happy. Perhaps this is why there is so much unhappiness going on in our society, people just aren’t doing what they are here on Earth for. Finding your true passion isn’t as simple as it may seem. For some, yes it does come naturally, but most of the time, you have to ask yourself some questions to pinpoint exactly what you were born to do. Here are my 7 questions that can guide you to finding your ultimate passion:

What puts a smile on your face?
What do you find easy?
What sparks your creativity?
What would you do for free?
What do you like to talk about?
What makes you unafraid of failure?
What would you regret not having tried?

Do I know how lucky I am to be doing what I love????  To wake up every morning, and go someplace that makes my heart sing?  To have all the looms and fabric, and resources to do the work that moves me?

Oh, yeah.  I know.
I do.
That's why I feel that I can't waste one minute of this life.  It is too precious.
So if I am exhausted, it's ok.  It's all good.


Tiggeriffic said...

Oh I love your blog...Life is an adventure and I take everything I have to make everyday a memory.that is what life is all about..
Have a great tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Deb said...

Love this, Hilary. I know you are doing what you are here to do. I read it in every word you write. I think I just may be ok in this dept. I feel in my heart that I am happiest doing what I now do. And yes, I would do it for free. Hugs

Gayle said...

And the kitties and Roy are just frosting on the cake!

Karen said...

Perfectly stated. And what a glorious reason to be tired at the end of the day.

LOVE the colors in that rug.

Bonnie said...

You are truly blessed. You do help me so much. Reading your blog gives me motivation and excitement to get going. Thank you so much Hilary.

Lili said...

Oh what a great macro shot that is of your weaving. I can absolutely feel your passion in your writing. There's is something about falling into bed exhausted after a completely happy and fulfilling day doing what you love the most! Great article, thanks so much for sharing. ~Lili

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