passion.

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( Photos by: Chromatic Creations )

If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year it’s the irrevocably true fact that there is nothing more rewarding than pursuing your passion. For me, it has always been writing. I’ve known this since I was 6 years old crafting the most outrageous short stories on my bedroom floor up until this very day as a fourth year English major in University. But it was only until this last year that I pursued that passion fully rather than just keeping it as a part-time hobby to pass the time.

In retrospect, I’ve learned that the universe will support you when you make that leap. I’ve always been a huge believer in fate and I’ve seen firsthand that the string of tiny precursory events that have placed me exactly here today are bound to be more than just coincidence. It almost seemed as if the universe knew before I did where I was meant to be and gave me every sign possible to work towards the dream I didn’t even know existed yet. As if some kind of destiny was tying together the loose ends and putting the puzzle pieces together to create the masterpiece we call our lives.

For many, they’ll spend their entire lives ignoring that urge inside them to pursue the thing that makes them feel absolute bliss. They’ll make excuses and run in fear from that fire inside themselves that makes them feel alive.  For a while, I was oblivious to mine. I can’t even begin to explain the amount of nights where ideas were firing from my brain directly to my fingertips begging to be written down and I ignored them. I made excuses; I have to be up early, I should be doing homework instead, I don’t have time for this. But the most satisfying pieces I’ve ever written came out of nights like this when I finally gave in to my passion and let that calling take the wheel. Nights when I would slam ideas onto my laptop or scribble them down on a piece of paper at lightning speed faster than my brain could possibly keep track of. Nights when I wasn’t watching the hours or minutes ticking by and before I knew it, the sun was rising despite the stars twinkling in my eyes and flames bursting from my keyboard. Nights when no matter how hard I’d try to tell my brain it’s time to shut down, moments of intense clarity kept hitting me like a relentless set of tidal waves in the dark.

I guess if there’s any moral that could be translated from my life to yours, it’s that if you’re lucky enough to already know what your passion is, don’t ignore it. The talents and interests we have are not simply a coincidence, they have been gifted to us and have grown with us. They are the little piece of infinity we’ve been given to make a difference and influence the world around us. If you’re ever given an opportunity that seems unbelievably meant for you, it probably is! If you ever find yourself lying awake at night mulling over an idea you’ve always been too terrified to pursue, this is the universe trying to wake you up (metaphorically and literally!) to knock some sense into you! If you’re looking for a sign to finally make the move and take a chance, THIS IS IT. Do that thing you’ve always wanted to. Pursue your passion into the ground with every ounce of your being. Leave the mark you were intended to leave. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing yourself exactly where you were meant to be.

“The things you are passionate about aren’t random, they are your calling.”

xo Olivia

  • Gorgeous writing and beautiful insights. I get an it confused sometimes because I feel like I was meant to do many things. Enjoy your gift, love!

    • Thank you Jackie, I’m so glad you could relate. That’s amazing to hear you’re passionate about more than one thing, embrace these talents! xo

  • Such a cute outfit! It’s so important to find your passion and chase after it. If you work for your passion then it’s not work at all!

    La Belle Sirene

    • Thank you Courtney! Totally agree, once you find something you’re passionate about, the rest is easy!

  • This is very inspiring! I love writing too, which is why I keep trying to do this while blogging thing as my career. It’s slow going, but I know eventually get there! Love your outfit too 🙂

    Katy

    • Thanks Katy! Keep working, you’ll get there! Best of luck xo

  • I love your outfit!
    Finding your passion and having the ability to live it is such an amazing feeling. I am glad you are finding that passion! One day I hope to get there fully

    • Thank you! Totally agree, there’s no better feeling that finding something you truly love! Best wishes xo

  • fashionofphilly

    Love your message. It can be very hard to take that first leap on faith. Great outfit post by the way.

  • Amanda K

    So cute! I love how versatile denim skirts are..

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    • Thanks girl! Denim skirts have been my staple this Fall, they’re amazing! xo

  • What a cute outfit! I love all of it! Will be pinning <3

    • Thanks so much Rosalyn! So glad you enjoyed xo

  • Jocelynne Flor

    This is such a timeless look! I love it 🙂

  • Love the outfit! And I couldn’t agree with you more on this post. Absolutely love the quote at the end!

    x
    closetfullofdreams.com

    • Thanks so much girl! So glad you enjoyed xo

  • My passion is blogging. I love it! I have to have the same trust you do; that if you make the effort, the universe will reward you. Great post, and I really like your skirt!

    Amber
    http://amusedblog.com

    • That’s amazing to hear you’ve found your passion Amber! Thank you for reading, I’m so glad you could relate! xo

  • More Like Twins

    Pursue my passion is what I am doing right now. Working at a academy as a teacher and started blogging with my sister as well. I am more than satisfied with my life. <3

    Nice outfit btw. and your photos are amazing 🙂

    • That’s amazing to hear you are doing exactly what you love! Best of luck to you both and thank you for reading! xo

  • bstoutsweeps

    What a great article. I enjoyed reading it. Way to go for what you want.

    • Thank you! So glad you enjoyed reading! xo

  • ari michael

    I couldn’t agree more. I’m happy to say that I’m finally pursuing my passion! It can be very hard at times, but I’d rather try than live with regrets. Awesome post!

    http://www.creatorshaven.com

    • Exactly! If you keep going and working hard towards your goals, it will pay off! Thank you so much for reading! xo

  • Olivia Tennant

    How do you curl your hair?? It looks amazing!

    xo
    Olivia

    • I use the Nume 1 1/2 inch curling wand! I’m going to try to do a tutorial soon to explain the techniques I use for certain looks. Thanks so much for reading! xo

  • Lauren Kunin

    Your outfit is so on point! And I love your hair.

    You’re so right that many people don’t pursue their passion…for a variety of reasons…but we only are here for so long, we should do what makes us happy. Best of luck to you!

    Lauren

    TheZenFashionista.Com

    • Thanks so much Lauren! Exactly, doing what makes you happy will always benefit you in the end! xo

  • This simple outfit works together so well! I share you passion for writing–for me, it’s also been something I’ve done for as long as I can remember, and I’m sure it’s something I’ll never give up.

    • Thank you Rachel! That’s amazing you’ve found your passion, a lot of people struggle to find what makes them truly happy. All the best! xo

  • Thanks for this post. The writing is my passion too. I ignored it for a while – I have five kids – but now I don’t let take out of my way. Writing is my life!

    • That’s amazing to hear! Taking time for yourself to do something you love is such a great step. Thank you for reading! xo

  • Yes! As they say “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day of your life.” I love how you have the courage to dive head into pursuing your passion. All the best!

    • Thanks so much for reading! That’s exactly how I feel, pursuing something you love will always benefit you in the end no matter the outcome. Best wishes!

      xo