It’s already March! Somehow, time has slipped past so fast already. My mom always says that your age is the speed at which you pass through life, and it seems to be yet another one of those mommisms that’s true whether I want it to be or not. Mamas are eerily wise.
January and February have passed to holidays, to wedding celebrations, birthday celebrations, birth celebrations, trips out of town, building new memories with friends and family, and a lot of in house beautification/organization. I like to think of it as building my life support infrastructure, scattering them all around me. On those inevitable (and at the time seemingly unending) days where I feel down, overwhelmed or just not motivated to do anything, these little bread crumbs of life support I’ve scattered around can remind me how blessed I really am in life and loved ones.
Part of why I chose art as my life path was as a life-long commitment to being passionate every day and to share a glimpse of that with others. Collecting quotes is something I’ve done since high school as guideposts for what kind of person I want to be and reminders to stay on that path. Since I collect quotes anyway, I thought I’d share them here:
“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources… Stating the thing broadly, the human individual lives far within his limits.”
– William James
(from The Genius in All of Us by David Shenk)
I believe that passion is what makes the difference in whether we achieve a greater portion of our full potential or not. I’ve only started reading this book, so we’ll see what David Shenk has to say on this matter. :)