That’s my favorite quote. It has been for a few years now. I don’t remember exactly when or how I stumbled across it, but I do know that the moment I read it, something just clicked in me.
To me, those words sum up the key to living a happy, thriving life.
Do what makes you come alive.
Ever since I read that quote, I’ve been trying to do that. I started looking for the things that made me come alive, that got me so excited that I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, that I became so immersed in that hours would fly by without me even realizing it.
I found a lot of things that light me up like that. Spending time with my favourite people. Laughing. Geeking out over movies and tv shows. Being out in nature. Listening to music.
But what really makes me come alive is writing.
Whether it’s writing here for the blog, for the magazine, or writing fiction. I need to write.
When I don’t, even for a few days, I start to feel low and moody. Writing lights me up.
What makes you come alive?
It can be anything, and not necessarily something that earns you a living.
When I look at my family and friends, I can see what makes them come alive.
Making people laugh
Getting out in nature
And so much more…
When I see the people I love doing what makes them come alive, it makes me ridiculously happy. And I know seeing me do what lights me up makes them happy, too.
So, wild sister, what makes you come alive?
Tell me in the comments
P.S: The brand new issue of Wild Sister Mag is out now! And it’s all about HEALING. Click here to peek inside.