Life becomes hectic with work and family and all the other things we have to deal with on a daily basis, and many times we end up having to let go of something that brings us happiness; something that gives a feeling of peace or joy. After college, that happened to me, as I all but abandoned photography, which had brought me great joy and peace, in favor of following the “American Dream” (whatever that is or was).
When it became clear that the company I worked for was definitely being sold, my long stilled passion for photography started to come back to the surface, and it is now a large part of my life again and will probably remain so till I catch the canoe for the other side.
I’m fortunate in that I have a little money put away and can follow my passion pretty much as I wish for a while, but for many that isn’t the case. It is important though, that each of us find the time to do what brings us joy, whether it’s photography, painting, pottery, reading books, hiking, tennis, building and flying radio controlled airplanes, or whatever. There is always a way to juggle our busy lives and still have some time for something that brings us joy. It’s a matter of setting the intent, and then proceeding as if it were already true.
Get rid of the “I wishes” and “I would like to’s” and the “maybe next year’s” and set your intent to reconnect with what makes you happy. If at first it doesn’t seem to be working, keep at it. Believe me, it’s worth it!