Don't ever apologize for what you love. If it makes you happy, do it. Only photograph birds in pine trees or become the greatest makeup artist Instagram has ever seen. Don't edit your happiness, because it may help someone else find their own.
Imagine a day of pleasurable activities with someone who loves and appreciates you, followed by a bottle of Cabernet and a delicious dinner, laughing all the way, maybe ending the night with some light cuddling. That's a snapshot of a day in the life of an affectional bonding relationship.
Unleashing your life's work is not about doing. It's about undoing all the beliefs that stand in your way. You already have an off-the-charts destiny for your life. You already have the hard-wiring to be the most exquisite version of yourself.
We surround ourselves with barriers, with reasons not to take the step out into the unknown. We don't follow our bliss, because although the idea of adventure is exciting, actually taking the chance is terrifying.
I, in fact, did have an "aha" moment, but my own life shifted not when I realized what it was I wanted to do as a career, how I could turn what I love (cooking) into what I live on a daily basis (chef and cookbook author).
It was a struggle. The long drive to school, the tight space, bargain meals from the 99 cents stores -- it was a lifestyle I couldn't bear to live anymore, and one that I knew my family didn't want either.
Take time to reflect and write about who you are and were, in earlier periods of your life. Divide the time in any way that fits your life and the stages you moved into and out of through your years and because of your unique experiences.
Regardless of whether you enjoyed a long, lazy vacation or glimpses of sunshine and soulful weekends, there's no denying that "back to school" season puts a charge into the universe that says "get back to it all!"
Fear of failure or already low self-esteem may further work to push those passions down to a forgotten place, where we try to tell ourselves they belong. The problem is that by attempting to silence our inner voice, we limit our true potential and our ability to lead full, happy lives.
I would like to tell you all that while making a decision about your aim careful consideration is needed. You have to think what you want from your future and doing what will make you achieve them all. Forget all the pressure.