Another Reason to Do What You Love


I love this quote from Jim Carrey. He tells a poignant story about his father, who lost his “safe” job as an accountant, when his dream was to be a comedian, in this short clip from a commencement speech he gave last spring.

It’s a great reminder that we might as well go for the gold. We may never achieve our dreams, but at least we will be living a life we care about.


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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

4 thoughts on “Another Reason to Do What You Love”

  1. This really struck a chord with me. Almost a year ago, I left my “safe” job at a magazine to become a full-time writer. This year has been full of ups and downs, but I get to wake up every day, put words on the page, and do what I’m most passionate about: telling stories. Great post!


    1. How brave of you! I lost my job due to health issues and thanks to a wonderfully supportive husband, am able to do what I love every day. I don’t know if I would have had the guts to just quit my job to go for the gold. I am grateful that the universe was looking out for me and set me on this path.

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      1. Yes, having a supportive partner helps. My husband was the one who encouraged me to go for it. I couldn’t have done it without him. I’m glad your path is working out for you. I feel blessed to be able to write every day, too!

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