I was thinking as I re-read my last post...
I wanted to say to all parents, most importantly parents of young adults trying to figure out what to do with their lives... Encourage your kids to follow their passions, figure out their own dreams, and go for it!
Our oldest daughter, Anne, who is the illustrator of my new book, had two thoughts as she was contemplating college... art and business.
Contrary to perhaps the norm... my husband told Anne to study Art... he said, "You can always figure out the business part, you can't figure out the talent... you have such a talent you need to pursue what you are passionate about."
Now... 15 years later, Anne is the successful proprietor of Saxelby Cheesemongers in New York city... AND has just debuted as a children's book illustrator...
Passion or pragmatic?
Life is short... too short to spend your time doing what you hate... as an adult we may not be happy to go to work every day, but if you guide your children to follow their passions... they may actually be happy at work... at least most days!
Until next time,