Art in everyday life


“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” ~ Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way

After weeks of rain here in northern California, the sun peeked out yesterday and presented some lovely shadows, including this one from the bike rack outside of my building.  Inverting the colors highlighted the shadow nicely, and also made the door stand out in an intriguing, inviting way.

I chose the quote above because it speaks of doors opening.  I am working towards a third career, that of being a pastor and writer.  The doors seem to open up slowly, but it is what I love to do.  I am growing weary of IT, having worked in this industry for 15 years.

Going through new doors can be frightening, challenging, and require sacrifice.  But I still want to go there, enough to keep trying, more seriously every year.  One day soon, I will find myself where I’ve wanted to be.