I believe that we are all put on this earth to do what makes us truly happy and to find what we have within ourselves that can create better lives for others. When we focus on what we do best and that special gift that we can offer, then the world is our oyster. The thing is this some people know this from the youngest of ages and others can take a long time in life to actually work out what that is.

All I know is that it’s worth the pain to find out who you really are and what you have been put on this earth to do and when discovered, that truth really sets you free. It’s a matter of trying day after day and year after year to find that special place in your heart when you know you are doing the right thing because it feels like you’re in the flow. You stop pushing so hard and instead let go and follow what feels aligned instead of forced.

”We’re here to do work that exists on a higher plane than mere money.

What are your gifts and how can they

make the world a more beautiful place?” 

Maryanne Williamson


This brings me to a conversation I had with my daughter at the end of Year 8 when she was 13 years old. She was choosing her elective subjects for year 9 and I said to her to choose whatever subjects she loves and feels she can accomplish at a high standard. She chose her subjects of dance and physical education, both of which she is proficient and quickly sent off her preferences.

A few weeks later I broached the subject again and suggested perhaps she consider studying something like Business or French. I’m not sure whether it was the fact that her choices weren’t deemed to be serious or what my underlying concern was, but she was clearly unimpressed with my suggestion. This is what she said to me and it was the most valuable reminder to me about staying true to who you are.

Mum, I can’t believe what you’re saying to me. You of all people. You who always says the secret is to do what you love. So many of my friends’ parents are forcing them to do subjects that they don’t want to do and I was so pleased that you didn’t put that kind of pressure on me and now you suggest this.


My Daughter Eve… At 13 Years I Encourage her to Always Do What She Loves

I was ashamed because I have always known that when we do what we love, we have so much more we can offer the world. When we do what we think we should do, or what others think we should do, then this almost always leads to a life of discontent and searching for what feels right in our heart. Does it always work out? No. But you can’t live a life when you don’t at least try to make it work. You can’t die wondering or in other words, you can’t die with the music in you.

Do what you love, love what you do. The world needs what you have to offer.

Until next time,

Love your home and those within it.