on passion

seeing my husband work so hard for the last couple of months has made my heart swell.  he is such a natural – so confident in what he does … and he’s also really passionate about serving others in this way.  His positive attitude – well, I completely admire it.   he worked 12 +  hour days last week for six days straight at a conference.  everyday when i would ask him about how it was going,  i’d say, “you must be beat!” … and everyday it was the same response … “nope, honestly this is actually fun“… fun?  I couldn’t fathom.  but then i got to thinking that if i was at a wedding conference, ok then, it would be fun.   it got me thinking about this quote…. DO EVERYTHING WITH PASSION OR NOT AT ALL.  {side note: this does not get me off the hook for cleaning toilets and doing laundry… as much as i’d like that to be true…}

 You know when you’ve met someone who is really passionate about what they do.  They could be selling tractors but ohmygosh it’s thee best tractor in the world, and their excitement is contagious.  They get you excited about a tractor for a second.  and it is flat out inspiring to see anyone do what they love.  to live life passionately in all you do … well, i aspire.

so this post is sort of a post it note to myself if you will (but am hoping somebody, somewhere needs to read this as well) …  it’s just a reminder to go all in.  don’t just dangle my feet off the bow of the boat.  jump.  in.  life is too short to half-ass anything.

and last but not least i figured i’d throw in my fave quote:

ps: the winner is: heather #181.  Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks to Blossom Lounge for the great giveaway!

oh and PPS:  my first wedding of 2012 is TOMORROW!  i cannot wait!

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  • Reply Miss Samantha

    what a great post and i definitely needed a reminder of this, so thank you πŸ™‚
    i love that quote too!
    have a lovely weekend xx

    February 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Alex {Things That Sparkle}

    My fiance is the same way about his job. He is a trader so he has a good day and a bad day but I can never tell the difference because he loves what he does. It really is so inspiring and something I have really kept in mind while starting my new business venture!

    February 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Lottie

    Good luck with your wedding tomorrow–you will be amazing!

    And I really need to remember this even when I am doubting myself.

    February 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Great post….enough said! πŸ™‚
    xoxo from Trinidad

    February 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Megan

    love that quote. love you and JB. see you in FL (because i might be coming there twice this year…just sayin)

    February 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply K

    love that quote! good luck to you tomorrow πŸ™‚

    February 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply walking dot photography

    Always an excellent reminder! I do absolutely love what I do, but I'm still trying to figure out how to make it all come together and work so that it can be my primary job. πŸ™‚ Getting there – slowly, but surely!

    February 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Christine loves to Travel

    Thank you for sharing!

    Good luck tomorrow! I'm sure you don't need it!


    February 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Caitlin

    What an amazing reminder πŸ™‚ Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend.

    -Caitlin @ Reverie to Reality

    February 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Mo (New on U)

    I couldn't agree more! What does your husband do?

    Good luck with your wedding tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing pictures!

    February 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Jane {In the Pink and Green}

    Great post! My husband is one of those people that always knew he was meant to be an engineer and it's so apparent he's living out his purpose…me on the other hand, I feel like I like a million different things so sometimes I feel pursuing something with passion can be tough because I'm not always sure exactly what I should be doing. So even though I feel like I'm still searching for my passion, I realized I'm blessed to have a wonderful husband, family, and circle of friends and I try not to beat myself up for not knowing what I want to do all the time. I realize I'm exactly where I need to be but at the same time remind myself not not to let fear stop me from trying new things! Xoxo

    February 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply adesertgirl

    Love the Donald Miller quote. Of course, I just really like him in general. One of my all time favorites is:

    You feel like life is always leading up to something, but it isn't. I mean, life is just life. It's all happening right now, and we aren't going to be any more complete a month from now then we are now.
    -"Through Painted Deserts" (Donald Miller)

    February 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    love that DM quote. and the one adesertgirl posted above me.

    February 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Ash McG

    this post reminds me of my hubby- because he actually DOES do work with tractors and could sell city folk tractors they'd never use! bahaha but he is sooo passionate about everything he does, it's hard NOT to get excited about it.. (:

    February 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Leslie

    Thank you for this post. My husband is the same way, passionate to the core about his career and life in general! This entry is the reminder I needed as I'm currently trying to figure out that next step in my career and what it is I truly want out of it.

    February 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Marshall

    I just love you and think you're amazing! And agree with everything you so beautifully expressed.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Grace Lynne Fleming

    great post……and love the "go all in"….beautiful


    February 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Angie

    Absolutely wonderful! I agree…if you're going to do it, give it your best! Thank you for sharing this!


    February 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Ana

    That's so true – if we choose a profession that we love we won't have to work for another day in our lives. It's a true blessing to do what you love – most people get trapped in things they don't like because of money! So YAY for good jobs! πŸ™‚

    Good luck on the wedding tomorrow – I'm sure it will be wonderful πŸ™‚

    February 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Britt

    LOVE your blog and your impeccable style! I can't wait to see a peek of your wedding tomorrow. Break a leg:)

    February 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Renee

    Love this post. I'm certain many people needed this reminder! Good luck at the wedding! It's going to be fab!

    February 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Sheila @ The FailteHouse

    Sarah, this was so beautiful and how true!!

    February 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Pris

    I'm not sure I've commented before so hello:) This is a great post and I am person that needed to see this! Good luck with the wedding tomorrow!

    February 3, 2012 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Emily

    great insight! good luck tomorrow- can't wait to hear how things go πŸ™‚

    February 4, 2012 at 12:16 am
  • Reply YΓ©sica Isabel

    Beautiful Quote*

    February 4, 2012 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Audrey Soria

    what a great post! its so inspiring and true! i couldn't live life lacking in passion! c'est la vie!

    February 4, 2012 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Jenna

    I think that quote is my new favorite – somehow this is the first time I've ever seen it. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing an important reminder and a healthy dose of inspiration!


    February 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply LL

    Hi! I just discovered your lovely blog via The Yuppie Files interview.

    I love this post! It speaks to me in so many ways and reminded me of a quote from b-school that changed my life: "Passion pulls you toward something you cannot resist. Drive pushes you toward something you feel compelled or obligated to do." -Monk and the Riddle. It's a great book!

    <3 Tammy

    February 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply β™₯ CheChe

    really excited about your first wedding girl!
    Excited about the pictures to come and the results because I know you shall do FANTASTIC!! πŸ™‚
    God is good and He alone is your strength ;)!


    February 5, 2012 at 10:45 am
  • Reply 17 Perth

    So true! I love that quote by Donald Miller. Good luck with your first wedding–you will be great. πŸ™‚

    February 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Keely

    Love the quote!! Loved reading Donald Millers books too, but better yet I love reading your post when they are so inspiring like this!!

    February 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    This is so very true. Awesome that you and the hubs have both found your passion!

    February 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Dancing Branflake

    I once told a boyfriend that I didn't care what a man did in life as long as he had a passion. Having a passion is totally hot.

    You and your man sound like an amazing couple.

    February 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    first off. you are too cute for words.

    and that quote has always been one of my favorites.

    now let's just get dagan to propose so you can do what you love and help plan my wedding! kidding.. sort of.. but not really. wedding fever.. ahh.

    February 7, 2012 at 5:32 am
  • Reply Emily

    love this — so inspirational and i love that quote. thanks for the great reminder, sadie!! xoxo

    February 7, 2012 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Jenni@Story of My Life

    This is excellent Sarah… the whole post just gave me goosebumps, especially that quote at the end. Love it. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    February 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Erica [pocket full of chuckles]

    what a positive post πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    Congrats on your first 2012 wedding. Hope it was fabulous – which i'm sure it was. I can't wait to see pictures!

    February 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm
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