“When a designer authentically makes something, it actually contains love” ~Melody Ehsani
In my previous life I was a professional dancer. I trained and performed beginning at the age of 5 and continued for 20+ years. I danced and performed through pain in both knees and when the pain became unbearable I realized I needed to hang up my dancing shoes. The feeling I got when I danced was indescribable, when I stopped doing what I loved, I was lost and didn’t really have a purpose. Dance was my passion and my purpose…..or so I thought.
After much soul searching and breakups and stupid life events that happen in your 20’s and moving to a completely different city. Alone. I realized that the only thing that kept me sane was movement. What is dance – movement of the body, what is beading and sewing and jewelry making – movement of the hands. It wasn’t dance that was my passion but it was creating art with my body! Now that I no longer dance my tools are my hands and my medium is anything I can get my hands on. I love to use my hands to create things!
When I am creating a piece from scratch I do actually feel love and emotion flowing from my hands into whatever I am working on. Melody Ehsani explains this perfectly in this video clip. She makes all her pieces by hand and believes in the sanctity of handmade craftsmanship. I think this is my purpose – bringing the importance and beauty of craftsmanship back and inspiring women like you and I to not only dream but to chase those handmade dreams and turn our creative hobbies into full fledged businesses! We can be our own bosses and I want to give women the confidence to be just that!
I’ve found my second calling or what is my “true calling”. It took me 20+ years and failure at what I thought was my true passion to get here but I made it! Remember the road to success is rarely a straight line but rather a series of twists and turns.
So… What do you feel is your purpose and true passion? Are you moving towards that? What steps can you take TODAY to get [back] on the right path. Use the worksheet below to help you discover your why, how and what of your passion and ultimately your business.
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