Why do we do what we do?

why do what we do what we do

I’ve been thinking many times this year about quitting blogging or quitting photography or quitting my research or one of the three languages that we speak at home – this one was initiated by someone’s suggestion rather than personal doubt – but anyhow…

This year has been a struggle – a continuous ping-pong of rejecting and accepting of who I am and what I do. When I tried to quit any of the things above, I felt terribly unsettled, I felt that I was betraying someone and this someone was me. Fortunately, what I was rejecting was coming back – so now I am wiser and I’ve accepted that if what we reject somehow comes back and it brings joy, it’s a signal that this is who we are and that perhaps – Could this be true? – that we have found ourselves. So this is who I am and this is what I do and there is no further story to it. Just acceptance of it all.

I think it’s the joy that makes it ours – it’s this quiet emotion that puts a spring in our steps, the emotion that should not go unnoticed.

If you feel joyful about something, it’s yours. If you feel joyful about returning to something, it’s yours. If you feel joyful about commencing something, it’s yours.

Never underestimate the power of joy for joy is what you are meant to be.

4 thoughts on “Why do we do what we do?

  1. Lovely picture. I can only comment from life experiences that you must enjoy your present – savour every day. Choose daily what gives you the joy you spoke about. You will not know what is greatest passion until you have explored many avenues. Simply KNOW you make memories in what you are right now that can have lifetime values. blog, write, paint, photography in all its fullness. focus on being a Mum. Take each day as a new page and what you cannot (do) which you thought you would DO. Put it on the backburner. When I was your age I made a list of what I would like to do (not necessities or job stuff but personal goals…ie joy focus). It took most of my life but I have completed those ‘personal joy things) ie…….ice skate, roller skate, snow and water ski, paint a picture, write a book. learn Italian. …many many more in the back of a book BUT learn not be concerned about what you are doing right now. Your child can be the focus and is of much joy. speaking 3 languages can only enrich his life. drawing, and photographs what a gift for him as well.
    (don’t struggle with any of your goals….write them in a book)…… Joy in each and every day is your greatest gift.!

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