Thursday, October 2, 2008

when will it sit right

my brother rick posted this quote on his blog:

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it."

~ Steve Jobs

r & i are doing the same thing right now. trying to figure out what to do. what fits us. what void we can fill in this world that makes us successful and happy, satisfied, and proud. and at the same time having to find something that pays the bills and supports our families. i battle with this on a weekly basis. when times are good i love my job and the field i've chosen. but when it's bad, i doubt. sometime i think i am too many things, that if i were one it would be more successful. but i'm afraid to put it all into one in case that one fails. if i could just choose to do what would make me happy, i know what i would do. but the truth is, bills need to be paid. we need to pay rent. we need to eat. sometimes, i want to shop at anthropologie, even if it is the sale racks. so where does it come from? that thing that says in your heart...this is it. this is your calling. and i'm not talking about motherhood. that will come when it comes. this is separate. this is it's own.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Bill and I battle those choices all the time. Art is a fickle boss... follow your heart and don't go down with the punch, sometimes I think life tests us to prove that we really are serious about things, then we'll reap the rewards (and yes we're still waiting to reap...)