In the Spring Series – Do What Your Love & Love What You Do – Part Three, we learn about an Entrepreneur who makes healthy organic popsicles, an outstanding Math Magician, and an incredibly devoted Psychotherapist. Highlighted are interesting challenges, insights, and passions each women share. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I’ve had creating it.
I hope you enjoy Part Two of The Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do. Three beautiful, interesting women. Three different perspectives. Three creative, innovative, and passionate women. Whether it’s a smile in a scoop, a feeling of love and beauty from a great haircut, or the sharing of passionate advice, these incredible women provided us with a real path for passion and balance.
Welcome to The 2019 Spring Series!
Do What You Love & Love What You Do
This series is devoted to women who totally love the work they do. Each article features three women, from three different professions, describing what they do and why they love it. Each woman was interviewed using the same questions, notably some of the responses are similar and some are very different. Highlighted are interesting challenges, insights, and passions each women share. I hope you will enjoy this series as much as I have creating it.
I looked at the glass and said, “This glass is totally full!” All my students were shocked by my answer. Instead of explaining my response, I went around the classroom again and asked each student if they considered my glass to be half empty, half full or totally full. None of the students could figure out why the glass was completely full to me, when it was clearly half filled with water. Then we had a full discussion about perspective.
The official launch of my JDRF 2019 Fundraising Campaign. DOMI a Favour! MAX your donation to JDRF! This year Montreal Canadiens hockey player Max Domi and I are Teammates to Cure Diabetes! Together we will make Type One – Type None. Please consider making a donation to JDRF to further research into curing Diabetes.
Some people might be offended by my casual usage of colourful words. I find most words, even curse words, have a particular value in language. However, there are a few personal exceptions.
Yes, that was me, the David Cassidy singing gal skiing up and down tracks 2 and 6 with a smile on my face. But, I wasn’t alone. I was with so many other skiing enthusiasts, smiling and enjoying the gift of pristine fresh winter snow in February. This is love! On the mountain I heard other statements I can better relate to such as, “Le meilleur jour pour skier. It doesn’t get better than this. El perfecto day. It’s a beauty out there; you’re gonna to love it!”
After I photographed the image, I just stood there and looked at it. I tried to figure out in what direction a car has to travel in order to create this design. The logic of how to create these tracks didn’t astound me as much as my questions of, “Why now? Why me? By whom?” I felt this design was a message. Someone sent me a divine message of love.
Here is my challenge for you this week before Valentine’s Day. Look beyond the conventional gifts to celebrate your love for someone. Buy a blank card or make a card. Write what you feel. What you really feel inside. Like, “I think about you all day long and then I have to work around that.” Or, “Ya know, you’re a pain in the ass, Butt I miss that when you’re not around.” Or, use the words from the title and print them on a cute t-shirt!
The apples in this store actually taste like apples from the orchard. They are fruity in a perfume kind of way. I go out of my way to buy my fruit and vegetables there. However, I seriously need to mention this now, the store smells of spices that sometimes makes me gag!
Next to me at the base of the hill was a much younger girl. She had music blaring in her ears as she ran on the tips of her toes. We both needed to stop at the base as there was a red stop light. Once the light turned green, it was as though we were racing to get to the top. She bolted out of the gate determined to beat me. I had the one thing she didn’t have, experience. Although, she had the one thing I didn’t have, youth.
You might have friends which you are able to share a total balance of conversation with. I call it, “converfriendsation”. It’s the perfect flow of conversation with a friend. I speak, she speaks, I speak, she speaks, etc… It’s like the tick-tock of a grandfather clock. Are you able to tick-tock with a friend?
So this happened…I bumped into an old boyfriend. We dated over 30 years ago. He still looks pretty good. Me? Not so much. It’s best for me to keep my thick coat on! We got to talking about this and that…
At dinner that night, my father asked us what we were going to do to give back to the world. He stated that today was filled with blessings. So, what was our plan to give back? I wasn’t sure. I told him I was going to think about it. A few days passed and I thought about a way to give back. It was called, “Give an egg. Sell an egg.” I heard of kids doing this so I thought I would give it a try. This is how it works…
You would think my existence could get boring. Not for me. I like the expected repetition. I like schedules, familiarity, and consistency. I like to know what I can expect.
I am embarrassed to say that at this time I haven’t exercised in weeks! Which answers the question, why do I feel like crap? I am close to a month behind in my journal writing. Oh, the thoughts I have wanted to put down on paper and didn’t have the time to. When I get around to filling in those days, I am certain to have forgotten what I initially wanted to say.
It took me a while to find out who the unknown sender was as I didn’t have their contact number in my phone. With so much gratitude, I immediately thanked the sender. Firstly, the text message got me to stop watching movie clips and reminded me to get back to editing my article. Secondly, IT WAS A BURST OF ENCOURAGEMENT!!!!
You might be thinking, Sue, it’s a good time to lay off the ice cream, drop those pounds you’ve been complaining about, and leave the ice cream for warmer weather days. That would make sense, but NOW’S NOT A GOOD TIME, I NEED MORE DAYLIGHT!!!
At the time, I was thinking about all the things I could do to help this situation. I could have walked into Starbucks and asked the entitled a**hole to move his car because he clearly didn’t have a handicap identification card which is needed to use the reserved spot. But, by doing that I would have drawn a lot of attention to myself and I don’t like that. This could have escalated into an argument and that video could go viral. Not for me.