Saturday, February 9, 2013

Follow your passion!

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray. -Rumi
Packing for a recent business trip

My cousin recently posted this saying from Rumi and the meaning resonates with me.  My "career" consists of employment that is frustrating and leaves me feeling empty.  I work hard. I rely on that income to maintain my household. I may never be able to be a "stay at home" quilter.  To top it off, I travel frequently for my job.  All of these are reasons that I should not pursue a new business selling my quilted creations.  Except for one thing:  it is my passion.  It gives me reason to breathe and puts a lift in my step (when I know I am heading to the sewing room!).  I will be drawn by the pull of what I love and I will pursue that with zeal!

Packing for a recent business trip had me a little blue...a whole week with no progress towards a new quilt.  No sewing.   No fabric.  I actually started having delirium tremens.  I decided that was rubbish!  I pulled a bigger suitcase out of the closet and packed my 24X18 cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler and several quilts to cut out.  I will not be deterred!

1 comment:

  1. good for you, girlie! I don't work anymore at a *real job* because of my health.

    but now i have learned to sew and i get to do something amazing every day instead. :)

    follow your passions. you'll find a way to make it work for you!


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