I can’t help but notice that at least three supremely funny people have died since my Dad passed in March. My family has speculated that Dad needed to be entertained. I like to think he needed some peers. Or better yet - an audience!
Of course, this post was sparked by Joan Rivers passing. But for all the funny things Joan Rivers has said, what has resonated with me is a sound bite that wasn’t humorous at all. Joan states - in her signature brash way - "If you don't do what you love, you're a fool”.
On the other hand, Steve Jobs said, “Stay hungry, stay foolish”.
I’m finally back to doing what I love, so Joan would approve. To some, leaving the corporate world was foolish, so Steve would approve. So am I a fool or not?
2014 has brought various bits of news from my former corporate dwelling that support my decision in leaving. Not that I was really ever in doubt. So I guess I’m not such a fool. Sorry, Steve.
As far as “doing what I love”, I wasn’t at all sure the universe would allow me to do that, but some surprising doors opened that I was ready to walk through. As I continue to forge the path that leads me away from my corporate detour, I count myself as amazingly blessed - and no fool at all. Joan would be proud.
As I continue my journey of hard work and gratitude, I thank those who have put their trust in me as I combine my passion with their passion to produce the materials that make us both look good.