“Take your passion… make it happen”
These were the words sung by Irene Cara in “Flashdance -What a feeling”. The song and the video clip, undoubtedly inspired hundreds of thousands of young kids the world over to become professional dancers. Sometimes that’s all it takes. A glimpse, a sound, an image, a feeling you get when you do something for the first time. Other times passion is something that grows over time. The more you do something the better you become at it and the better you become.. the more you love doing it…. and the more you love doing it the better you become… [infinite loop].
In Allison’s case it was to create things on Santorini. So now she has her studio and she does just that…
It’s amazing what happens when you find your passion… and “make it happen”!
Since her studio opened there has been an incredible amount of people that have come through, admired, discussed, laughed and cried about life, art, passions and dreams. Stories come pouring out of people’s mouths when they walk into the small studio. Others stand outside, take photos and just watch her work. Some have become friends and some have already become mentors to her. There are offers from other countries and expressions of interest from other artists to become involved. It seems like there is a wave of goodwill that has been created simply because people can see the passion behind her work and her willingness to make it happen.
Is it the law of attraction at work? Is it a primal instinct we all have to want to share something that is pure in intent and purpose? Is it because of the joy we get when we see someone doing something he/she loves?
Whatever it is dear reader… it is worth sharing. There are many people on this island that have found their passion and there are millions more around the world. Over the coming weeks I will be doing a lot more on this topic and trying to look into the profiles of people that have found their passion …. and made it happen !
Surveys show that more than 80% (I would guess more than 90%) of the population don’t know or have not found their passion in life.
If these stats are true, it is a worthy cause indeed to try and make even a minute difference by helping people to see the benefits of finding their passion in life. I hope you can help by sharing your own stories or stories of people you know.