Do whatever, just let it produce joy

The title is a quote from Walt Whitman.

I have so many friends who told me that when I was leaving the UK to start my yoga travels journey that I was ‘so brave’ – I really didn’t think I was, I was totally sh*t scared but I knew it was something I had to do. I realised after a long time in my previous role that what I was doing just didn’t produce joy anymore for me. So I made a decision to change my life. It’s a gamble, it’s maybe, at my age, a risk. But I haven’t regretted it one bit (yet!)

What about if we all pursued our dreams rather than dreaming them? I did this when I left school, I had a dream I wanted to be a dancer, a kid from fame, it didn’t bring me any financial security but it did bring me some of the best years of my life. I don’t regret making that choice and never will. I wasn’t brave, I just did what I felt was right for me. And I’m doing it again, many years down the line, it is never too late to change or path, you do not have to give up, you just need faith in yourself.

If I can do it, anyone can do it, find what you are good at, or what you have a passion for, hopefully both, and just go out and DO IT! Don’t let society tell you you can’t do it, even when people tell you you can’t do it, do it anyway. In fact as long as it doesn’t harm others just do it and to hell with the world. I love these video from Misty Copeland, and Kate Winslet who were both told they could not dance or act respectively and did it anyway, and succeeded.

Misty Copeland – principle dancer, Amercian Ballet Theatre

Kate Winslet – don’t doubt, just go for it

Don’t dream it – BE IT!