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Follow your Bliss

Stina Silegren

Follow your bliss and the world will open doors for you, where there were only walls.
— Joseph Campbell
 

I heard this quote for the first time a few years ago, and it just fit. I'm confident there is a more appropriate word than "fit," but that's all my writing-impaired brain can come up with right now. Basically, I've loved this quote since the moment I read it - and it's pretty much become my life philosophy. 

The premise of following your bliss seems like a pretty simple one, do what makes you happy. And by all means, if that's how you interpret the quote - do that, simply do what makes you happy. There are tons of things that make me happy: tea, reading, candy, exercising blah blah blah. The list could literally go on for pages.

But this quote to me means diving in a little deeper, finding out what makes your heart happy, and what brings the most joy to your life. It requires a little patience, and listening to what causes delight and excitement in your life. And once you find your passion, do that. Ellen puts it so perfectly,

 
Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.
— Ellen Degeneres
 

I'm passionate about a lot of things. I'm passionate about animals, which I've learned not everyone understands. I remember telling a friend that I couldn't to be a veterinarian because I get way too attached, my insides literally turn and I feel sick if there's an animal that needs help - and I can't do anything. I tried to explain my feelings, and she kept arguing with me!! It didn't make sense in her head, which is fine - but it makes sense in mine. I've always loved animals, but it wasn't until recently that I realized they're a passion of mine...that I need to act on it & follow that bliss.

I'm passionate about nursing too. I strive to provide the best care I'm capable of to my patients, because it's what everyone deserves. Continually furthering my education, and learning new things. Sorry if that sounds a bit interview-y, I've been on a few recently hehe. 

And this may sound weird, but I'm passionate about positivity. Does that even make sense? I don't know :P There is so much negativity and hate in this world, and I don't want to be a part of it. I want to be positive in light of what's going on around me. It is the more difficult option for sure, but it's much more rewarding. I want to write a more detailed post on this for sure. 

I really don't share much on social media in general, so it's weird for me to get so personal with the internet. BUT that is the reason I started this blog anyway right. Cheers!

Hope you enjoy,