Why is it so hard to do what you love? Why is it so hard to follow your heart in the face of all “you shoulds” and “please dos”? Why does it feel impossibly difficult to actually follow your heart to do what you love. It should be the simplest thing in the world. Right?
“The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it’s really a different kind of life.” –R. Buckminster Fuller
But it is so difficult to switch that mind set.
I can’t help but think that if I lived as I really wanted to, if I did what I really wanted to, that the inspiration would come naturally and unforced. I’d be so excited to work on exactly what I felt passionately about, then inspiration would flow like water. I wouldn’t have to search for something that was already so clearly in front of me.
Inspiration trips on the feelings of obligation. It gets hung up on things that should be done right away and stalled by what I feel like the world thinks I should be doing, the expectations I hold onto from my family, friends, society.
In these 30 days, I’m breaking free of expectations, and reaching beyond my comfort zones. I’m side stepping the hard looks that tell me to stay in my lane, and I’m trying new things. Things that I want to try. Things that I’ve really want to do. Because I want a different kind of life. I want the kind of life that architect Buckminster Fuller talks about.
Without the weight of expectation and obligation, life will be lighter, and maybe I’ll find my way to inspiration.