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.

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.

      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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 1 MB. You can upload: image. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop file here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.