Follow Your Heart, Keep Your Day Job

03/28/2015 11:39 pm ET | Updated May 27, 2015

Today, a dream is coming true for me. The funny thing is, I never really saw it coming. I kept taking a small, sometimes tiny tiny step, towards my truth. My truth has been as follows for a while now:

I devote myself to finding peace and joy in my own life and helping others to do the same.

I never knew what this would look like. I still don't. But today, I have the opportunity to do a Ted Talk to the whole Ontario Public Service, broadcast live throughout the province, and it will also be available as video for later viewing. The Lieutenant Governor will be there!

I can honestly say that what it took to get me here is the courage and determination to stay connected to my highest truth. Day in, day out. Some days, my reality seems very far from my truth, but I remain connected in my heart, as best I can. And when I can't, I give compassion to myself, because that is what brings me peace and joy.

I am so so grateful for this opportunity. And I wish to offer it up now, may all people find this sense of true purpose in life, this feeling that yes, this is what I was born to do.

There were many times when I doubted myself, I felt that the skills and interests that were nurtured from childhood were my real calling. But the real calling was the joyful one, the wacky one, the one that didn't have a clear path and still doesn't. The one that doesn't necessarily pay the bills or provide stability.

And the wonder is that it doesn't take flying off the deep end to do it. I still have my day job. In fact, I infuse my day job with my dream and passion every day. It is my day job that is providing me with the opportunity to live my dream today.

So things are not as they seem. You can't figure them out in your head. Only in your heart. Follow your heart, one teeny tiny step at a time, and things will come into your life that you could never have imagined.

With great great love,