What I learned in 2013: honor your gift.

Yesterday I posted what I learned about myself in 2013.  I was going to write a long list of words and concepts I embraced in 2013.

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But I stripped it down.  Stripped it down to the bare essence:

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So what I truly learned in 2013 is that I have the right, or more accurately, the duty to pursue the gift I was born with FULL TIME.  Being a creative is not an option for me.  It’s a way of life.

My father died an artist.  In his final years, he pursued his passion and worked on his innate gift every day.  Truly, his dream of living and dying an artist came true.

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We are all born gifted.  And no matter what we may choose to believe, we constantly nurture the gift by simply living and experiencing.  But when the door presents itself to truly pursue the gift fully and develop it (ever-changing and evolving and never-ending development), we must go through the door.

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“I’m filled with burning passion to experience life as fully and as madly as I can and I’ll always, always follow my heart. I am constantly evolving, learning, growing — life is a series of adventures tied together with the thread of friendship, experiences, lessons and love.  I am listening to my heart, I am noticing the subtle ebb and flow of my life as it unfolds before my eyes. I am open to change, I am vulnerable to the call of my soul but above all I have absolute faith in where I am going.  I am a firm believer in noticing synchronicities and letting them guide you on your path — noticing ‘signs’ directing you in a certain way can be magical in transforming your life. I also believe people come into your life for a reason, and that chance encounters can change your world.”

Zoe Quiney

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