My husband and I assisted one of our children moving last week. Chloe was leaving dorm life for a shared apartment situation. She successfully completed her first year of college and wanted to stay in Bellingham, Washington. Her passion is exploring and fully soaking in the environment. She holds a vision of developing a career path that allows her to be with nature while sharing adventures with others. This means she needs to gain skill sets not just found in college classes. Becoming a kayak guide, river guide or even a deck hand, is not included in her Outdoor Recreation major. She will blend her formal education with her outdoor experiences and create a fulfilling lifestyle.
I recognize Chloe is very lucky to be motivated to seek knowledge in something that she loves. She is well on her way to fulfilling her dreams from when she was eight years old.
As we wrapped up our Bellingham adventure, I received a message from a person I worked with long ago. She is in her early 50’s and has decided to pursue a fellowship. My friend is seeking another diploma because she loves learning. Both women are living inspired lives.
Committing to gaining knowledge and translating that experience into an expression of yourself, creates a lovely life. The action of exploring and learning should be part of our life regardless of circumstances. I believe each of us is here to help the world become a kinder, more loving and compassionate place. We do this by following our heart and sharing gifts that are inspired by our passions. If we allow ourselves each day, an opportunity to pursue something we are curious about, our collective world will change.