“Great dancers aren’t great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” ~ Judith Jamison, dancer and choreographer
A New Passion
I have a passion to help women survive midlife divorce and to help them understand that an amazing and glorious life is still possible after divorce. A fun life. A life of adventure and passion.
What I originally saw as a midlife catastrophe (my divorce) actually catapulted me to new dreams, new relationships and new, exciting goals. I loved my old life. I dedicated myself to it. But now I have a new focus, and life is as full of energy and joy as it’s ever been. That can happen to you, too.
I’ve been reading books about business lately, (because I want this passion of mine to survive!) One thing that comes out loud and clear is that having a passion for what you’re doing is the most important element for success in any endeavor… dancing, teaching, selling, managing, mothering, cooking, creating… anything you’re doing.
Pursue Your Passions!
If you are struggling through a divorce, finding fresh purpose and fulfillment is possible for you, too. Decide to create your own brave goals! Get some resources to figure out what you really want to do with the rest of your one, precious life and then go after it with everything that’s in you.
Invest the money. Do the work. Cry the tears. Pray the prayers. Lose yourself in it. Live each day excited to reach your full potential — whatever it is you are doing. This divorce might be just what you needed to make that really happen.
When you discover your own big picture … your own purpose (beyond the expectations everyone else has for you!), you’ll find out that you don’t have enough hours in the day to do every thing you want to do.
Spend some time today thinking about your what you love to do; what you’re good at; what demonstrates your values. Think about why you’re on this planet earth. Ask God to help you figure it all out. Then, step by step, day-by-day start living out your passion with everything you’ve got! It definitely takes guts, but the rewards are worth it!
“Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion an prayer and intelligence. This is the most important, the first on any list.'” ~ Matthew 22:37-38 (The Message)