when i was younger, i was constantly asked to ponder the question:
"what do i want to be when you grow up?," and while maybe
once upon a time i would have answered "an author,"
"leonardo dicaprio's wife" or the default 5th grade answer:
"a veterinarian," i can honestly say i am just as clueless today about what
i will end up doing with the rest of my life as i was back then.
part of me feels like this burning question is what will keep me searching my
whole life long, and for that reason, i cannot just come up with a cut and dried,
crystal clear answer. because if i answer it, and i know how i will be spending
my endless numbered days, then life would cease to hold the same glimmer
of promise and limitless horizons, and instead everything will be just as it is.
which, to me, sounds like an incredibly dull existence.
i often think that there is something i am meant to be doing that does not
exist yet, which is the reason why there are no schools designed to give me
a degree in whatever that is, and no fast track to becoming it. i am inspired
by those who have been able to do what they love and become successful at it,
like photographer, ryan marshall, who featured his
wife, cole's adorable pregnancy week after week
ryan recently pitched the idea for a new photo/ video series, called
1969 collection for the gap right on his blog. each monday, ryan will feature
fabulous women (dressed in gap denim, of course) who have each managed to
make it in life by following their dreams and doing what was in their heart.
see # 1 (an old friend and yoga instructor) and #2 (his wife, cole, again!) below,
and stay tuned for #3 this monday! i am already in love!