Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Do what you love

I interviewed a couple today who are living their dream. Both of them commuted to Birmingham daily for over 20 years and worked jobs that weren't a fit for them. She'd attended culinary school and wanted to work with food. Her father kept discouraging her. "There's no money in what you want to do." 

A few years ago, her mother died unexpectedly. Even though he mother was not a spring chicken, she died before her time. 

The couple looked at each other and said, "Life is too short to wasted time on things you don't love."

They bought a big truck and converted it into a rolling kitchen. I won't say much more because the story hasn't appeared in print yet, but I think it will be a good one.

As I drove home from the interview and thought – I should play them the song we wrote called "Do What You Love." I know they'd get it.

Below is another picture I took a few days ago at the Sipsey Forks.


  1. Excellent advice for us all.

  2. Another article I can't wait to read.

  3. Beautiful photo!

    The actor Jim Carey tells a story about how his father wanted to do one thing, but ended up taking a safe job instead as an accountant. But then, he lost the safe job. Jim realized you can fail at what you don't want to do too, so may as well take the chance on your dreams. Turned out pretty well for him! ;-)

  4. This is a great story and great because it is true and I can’t wait to read about it. I love the picture which works well with your story

  5. Anonymous10:29 PM

    Good luck to the couple; Sipsey Forks is lovely!!

  6. I currently do nothing...I love doing nothing, and I am very good at doing nothing.

  7. I am sorta like Joeh. Right now we are in limbo, but starting an engine and driving our home is my love. Every trip on the road I look over at the passenger seat and say, "We are blessed, we have it made, I love this life."

  8. That couple has it right. I'm waiting for the story.
    Hugs, Julia

  9. Wonderful to hear about folks following their dreams and living a life they love. What a great picture. That water looks smooth as glass.

  10. This is so true. I currently work in a "safe job" behind a desk. Its been 24 years. I will leave here one day with Nothing. no retirement, nothing. I keeps the bills paid and food on table. Thats about all I can say about it, but I often ask myself, "am I really Happy?"

  11. Funny, I'm working on maybe doing just that! Thank goodness for second chances … maybe!


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