I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I really want to do in life as a career. And, the only thing that pops up repeatedly for me is, “I just want to have fun and play.” So, I just trust that the Universe will deliver whatever that is.
I imagine what kinds of things that I could do that would be fun and playful that I could make a great living at. I’m still searching for whatever that might be… but either way I’m confident that it will show up.
I’m also convinced of the old adage that says, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” holds true. I just keep asking God if he’ll hurry up and have whatever that is for me to show up. Darn that impatience!
But, in the meantime, I love hearing stories of how people find what they love doing and are then able to make a great living at it.. and I always love a good coincidence. Today a quote showed up that I posted on my wall:
“A man is a success if he wakes up in the morning and goes to sleep at night and does what he wants in between” – Bob Dylan
And.. for me that would be getting paid to play and have fun! Then a friend of mine sent me an email with a link to an interview on YouTube of Justine Ezarik…. now there is a girl who gets to play and have fun and make a great living. She gets up in the morning, does what she wants in between and goes to sleep. To me, it just doesn’t get any better than that!
But you say, “I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of her??” … well watch this great little interview of her on YouTube and then read more about her story here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justine_Ezarik . You can visit her site at www.iJustine.com
… and her YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/ijustine?feature=chclk
Notice that her site and YouTube channel aren’t all that fancy shmancy … and I LOVE THAT!! It’s just proof to do what you love and they will come. Justine even shares some words of wisdom in her interview about ‘just starting’… just do it and don’t worry about getting it right or perfect.
When you hear her interview and read her story.. it simply is just that simple.. she just does what she loves, has fun with it.. and has not expectations. She now gets millions of views, hits and has literally obtained celebrity status…. not to mention now advertisers are coming to her wanting to pay her big bucks to endorse their products.
Anyway… I’m probably just rambling now.. but just wanted to share that I always get so inspired when I see people doing what the love and making a living at it! And, she inspires me because she’s getting paid to play and have fun!!