Lately, I have been thinking of everything that I have done to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. Although I enjoy teaching and have lots of fun with my high school students, I do, however, see myself and identify as a writer.
Sometimes it does feel like all I do is work, eat, exercise (a little), write, and sleep. I wake up and do it all over again the next day. So, my day job is that of a teacher and I am a writer at night.
Recently, I have found myself just wanting to write day and night. Writing is my passion and it is what I see myself doing. I believe that it is within my reach and sooner than later, my book will be finished and published. In the meantime, I stay focused and inspired. Something that I found that keeps me going is the Holstee Manifesto. It is simple writing that came from Holstee’s three founders – Mike, Fabian and Dave – who sat together one day to “write down exactly what was on their minds and the tips of their tongues. It was about what they wanted from life and how to create a company that breathes that passion into the world everyday. It was a reminder of what we live for.” And here is the result:
The Holstee Manifesto – How To Live Your Life
“This is your life. Do what you want and do it often.
If you don’t like something, change it.
If you don’t like your job, quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
Stop over-analysing, life is simple.
All emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, appreciate every last bite.
Life is simple.
Open your heart, mind and arms to new things and people, we are united in our differences.
Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them.
Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.
Some opportunities only come once, seize them.
Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.
Life is short, live your dream and wear your passion.”
I read it every day and it is just a reminder that I do what I love every single day. Not living a life with passion is not living to the fullest. Does the Holstee Manifesto ring true for you? What is your passion? What are your passions?