Successful people all over the world say it, graduation speakers say, plaques and bumper stickers declare it, Oprah shouts it, “follow your bliss”.
There are a lot of inspirational stories about people who gave up there unsatisfying jobs and found happiness starting a vineyard, opening a flower shop, or raising llamas. I love those stories, don’t you? I worked for 30 years managing other peoples businesses. I found my time working in the medical field and managing a brokerage satisfying and rewarding. But, I cannot say any of my jobs were ever blissful. Please don’t misunderstand me, satisfying, rewarding and able to pay living expenses are very important, and are at the top of everyone’s list.
A few years ago circumstances in our lives changed and I found myself at home instead of gainfully employed. It was a challenge ( it still is sometimes) . But, there was a renewed desire for me to follow my bliss. To awaken my creative self, and take photos, make things, and to write! I found the perfect place to follow my bliss right here at Katherines Corner and at my online shops, Keepsakes By Katherine and Be Well Gifts.
Sometimes your bliss is reawakened in an unexpected manner. Sometimes it’s a whisper, sometimes it’s a shout. However it presents itself, I hope you are able to follow your bliss too, and I hope you don’t have to wait 30 years to do it. But, if you do, I can tell you, it is worth the wait.
Before I start getting negative comments – I’m, not saying to throw your well-paying job away and run out and plant a sunflower farm. I am also not addressing the bliss that is found is being a stay at home Mom/Dad. I am saying…. if it’s possible, follow your bliss, or in some way incorporate it into your life. Our time here is short.
Have you found your bliss?
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