Pursue Your Passions Like A Motherfucker

One of the greatest gifts I’ve given my children is the example of a mother who pursues her passions like a motherfucker.

So said Cheryl Strayed I heard that and thought, ‘Fuck yes!’

passions If I wasn’t such a bogan* I might have thought, ‘what a way to live.’

Are you pursuing your passions like a motherfucker?

Am I?

Do you even know what your passions are?

My legendary coach asked me the other day about whether I’m ‘there’ yet, meaning living the life of my dreams, following my passions, and feeling joyful about the life I’ve built. My answer? Mainly, YES!

I’m writing this from England (I live in Sydney) having just been to Portugal, Jersey, glamping in Suffolk, and tomorrow I head to New York. All rad. I love travel and exploring.

The London Scavenger Hunt last weekend was fantastic, followed up by a night out in town with friends. Also rad. I love connecting with people, going on adventures and making fun things happen for the people around me.

I’ve learned to be in the moment much more, spending time with the little dude at his pace, going for a standstill instead of a walk, and learned to take him with me as I explore the world around me. I love the feeling of peace I have with him now.

But things aren’t perfect.

  • I still cry about things sometimes. I have a broken friendship that I don’t think will ever repair.
  • Marriage takes work, especially when a kidlet (or more) are involved.
  • I still miss my Dad, who died 15 years ago in October. That is a long time now; he never met my husband, never met my son.
  • I still feel the reverberations of Post Natal Depression throughout my life, my relationships and my approach to life.
  • Sometimes I waste time trawling Facebook, or the internet, or binge watching Suits. And our time is our life, so then I feel like I’m wasting my life.

But then again;

I’ve given myself permission to pursue my dreams, and I’ve put structures in place to allow that to happen.

  • As a family, we travel, and I work while we do so.
  • The little dude is in daycare at home, because I’ve tried working at home while he’s also at home and I don’t end up doing either one properly.
  • My hubster has a big role in raising the dude. At the moment, more than 50%. That’s not always possible, I know, so if it’s not, what support do you need to get the time you need for your passions and purpose?
  • I have a coach. He’s a legend, and has helped me hugely this year in building my business while also making sure I’m living the life that I want.

What do you need in place to allow you to pursue your dreams?

Is it permission?

I’m giving you permission now!!!

Live. Explore. Dream. Discover.

For if you don’t pursue your passions, no one else is going to do it for you, and the world will lose the gift you have to give.

xx Sam

*Aussie slang. Check out this definition from Urban Dictionary.

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2 Comments on Pursue Your Passions Like A Motherfucker

  1. Sonya
    August 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing this post Sam – I really love knowing other people are challenged at time. Makes me feel connected on a human level 🙂 Yay to you for giving yourself permission AND then following through on that. Awesome!

    Reply
    • samantha
      August 21, 2015 at 7:18 PM (2 years ago)

      aww thanks Sonya!!
      <3 to you. I agree, it's the imperfections that create connection. xxx

      Reply

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