Monday, January 27, 2014

Find Your Passion


This past week a sweet friend of mine posted on her instagram feed a picture of a Dove chocolate wrapper with "Find Your Passion" written inside, and I have been thinking about this concept daily ever since. Although it sounds like a clichĂ© concept, the more I thought about it, the more intoxicating it became.

In the pursuit of finding, or identifying my passion, it was very easy to rule out what definitely was not my passion. The easiest of course was my job. By day I am a Recruiter, and while that does bring meaning to my life and I thoroughly enjoy what I do, I can immediately say it is not my true passion. My current job consumes me, my time, my husband's time, and any other loved one's time compassionate enough to listen to me, but it does not make my heart beat faster, it doesn't bring a smile to my face. I am desperate for a work-life balance, where I can sign off of work and let my creative juices flow, DIY, cook, bake, learn photography, anything but eat bad food and crash on the couch which is my current MO.

In the ever {unachievable} attempt to create a work-balance life, I have neglected what I feel is my passion, this space. At the Pink of Perfection is my passion. This is an all encompassing passion, which includes anything and everything pretty, girly, and beautiful, fashion, beauty, and style. I can say with a smile on my face, that this is what makes my heart go pitter patter, what brightens up a dull moment, which is a light of hope at the end of a series of dark tunnels I have been stuck in too long. Finding and trying a new recipe, painting my nails, reading a good book, spending hours on Pinterest and with my nose in fashion magazines, have all been stifled by work and the long hours I have been putting in.

I want to take this light I have found and pass it along to others- I want to be someone who inspires others, I want to be one who is a source of information. Nothing brings me greater joy than when someone asks me for advice on gel manicures at a Halloween party like my friend Heather did, or posts manicures to my facebook wall like Linda and Sarah, or when Melanie asks for advice for healthier hair, or when Mohammed sends me a message inquiring where to purchase YSL lipstick. I have this surge of indescribable bliss knowing that a piece of knowledge tucked away in my head could help someone in something that may seem trivial and small to others, but could instill confidence and a sense of pride.

I have grandiose plans for this passion, I want to take this blog to bigger and better places, all the while staying true to myself and my readers.  I have goals and aspirations to turn my creativity into more than just dreams and wishes, but concrete plans and successes.

Have you found your passion? Have you ever sat down and thought about it? I'd love to hear your input on your passions and what fills you with joy!

3 comments:

  1. You definitely inspire me! I've bookmarked a ton of your posts to go back to so I remember different products I want to try (speaking of which, WHERE did you get that spray starch? I looked online and found it for $$$$$$$$ and was immediately sad). I don't know what all you have going on but I can tell you I look forward to your posts whenever you have time to share them.

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  2. Great post! I can't wait to see what you have in store for the blog.

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