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,
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,