The difference between a career and a calling … What an amazing explanation from Oprah, that I just spontaneously ran into, link here. … I love hearing these pieces of the moment when she knew what her calling was, how she fit in … I love how she names how she was exhausted all the time while she was doing work that she hated … And since that time she never had a problem with energy. YES, of course. And amazing listening to her father and his fears, his small visions of life, ‘who is going to pay a Black woman $22,000 a year? ‘ Or even her own small dreams of “making her age” of $40K at age 40 … I just love how she stuck with her intuition and didn’t let herself be pulled into other’s fears. I know what it means to be filled by the energy of designing …. And yes yes yes, you know if you were meant to do something by how something feels, that God speaks through your Heart, that heart-body-knowledge … How fabulous to find this conversation of her path, intuition, passion, and staying focused beyond the fears.
And then also, this conversation is Oprah being her majestic self: the advice of knowing who you are … the answer is “to fulfill the highest, truest expression of myself as a human being” … Also that service and significance is the thing that lasts … And to fill your life with people who will make your cup runneth over, says Oprah … (Yes!). So for me, I’m not JUST another designer … I’m a designer who also believes in leading with my heart … I’m a designer who wants to contribute to change, I want to change what voice is, what being real is, what connection is, live in the realm of fulfilling not only my dreams but other people’s dreams … It’s a manifesto to build this space to be bigger than “just design” … How interesting to run into these clips today, it’s just what I needed … And another thing … Can you imagine if Oprah had at any point given up? xoox