Posted on July 17, 2014
Find things you are passionate about and DO them
Our conversations with Lu about life and her future has me thinking about things I wish I knew and lived by 15+ years ago.
My life is far from perfect, but my 30’s have been the best years so far. It seems like every year keeps getting better. Growing up people would tell me that high school was going to be the best years of my life. Maybe that was true for them, but it most definitely was not the case for me. I know it might not last forever, but for now I am enjoying life and the way I choose to live it right now.
- I finally feel at peace with who I am and the direction I am heading. I think we all go through that ‘life in limbo’ stage. You know, the time where you’re not sure which career path you want to take, where you want to live, etc.
- Mike and I feel well established, we are home owners, have jobs we love and live in a place we always dreamed of. But it wasn’t always this way. In fact it was more of a pipe dream than anything. Heck, even a year ago we had no clue we would be living along the coast with jobs we love.
- I truly feel like it’s not my problem if people don’t like me. That may sound a little harsh, but the less I care about those who don’t like me, the more I can focus on those who do. It’s actually a really nice, freeing feeling and I like it that way.
- Find things you are passionate about and DO them. I know working with kids isn’t my thing. Now, don’t get your thong in a wad, I’m not a kid hater or anything like that. It’s just not a huge passion of mine. But working with the elderly is! I have some of the best memories volunteering to help Catherine when we lived in the Bay Area. I called her every Wednesday to get her grocery list, which mostly consisted of Pepperidge Farms cookies, Heath Klondike Bars, frozen T.V dinners and avocados. When I dropped them off, I’d keep her company, take her dog Julie for a little walk outside since she stayed indoors and just spent time with her. She became family to me and I was pretty bummed when she passed away, but I knew that was a possibility going into it and I would do it all over again. I still think about her often.
- If you don’t like your job, create it.
- Another passion of mine is making folks from all over the world happy. I knew this job was perfect for both myself and the company. Exceeding guests expectations and attention to detail is my forte. Sometimes they don’t even realize they need something until I offer it. One time a group waived me on and said they were fine. I stopped anyway and asked if he wanted a cup of ice for his Diet Coke I knew had been in the sun for awhile. I could tell he was a little shocked but happily said yes, that would be great.
This isn’t a post about how cool I think I am or all the “good” things I do. It’s to encourage you to never stop looking for what makes you insanely happy, what fuels your passion and DO them! It is truly life changing in the best way possible.
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