I know at times the way I write (first person, fast -paced and accessible) and the way I put things in interviews may sound simplistic. I don’t think I’m simple minded (though I have my moments and I can lack common sense at times) however I try to live like my glass is half full, and I do think a lot of us make life and relationships way more complicated than they need to be. I wish everyone could do what they love in life, every day of their lives. It’s not a simple feat, because so many of us are born into circumstances beyond our control. But in my travels, I’ve come across homeless people who seem perfectly content living on the streets, doing street art or busking–doing what they love.
It sounds simple, but I honestly believe that making the most of what you have to work with, being grateful for it, and working toward a goal of doing what you like to do every day is the key to succeeding at whatever you do for work, and whatever you do for play.
It took until I was 37 years old to realize what I love most –creating books, some with poetry and photos and some that make people laugh. Once I started doing more of what I loved, I discovered other hobbies that worked alongside them.
Arranging flowers and photographing them is one of those hobbies. I have always wanted to try a lemon hydrangea arrangement, and today I did that, along with making a pitcher of blueberry-maple iced tea.
My hobbies fuel my writing, and it works the other way around, too. One artistic adventure plays off of another and before I know it, I’m writing about a young girl who owns a flower shop in Old Montreal.
Maybe. Possibly. I’m not giving any more away!😜😘