“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” - Benjamin Franklin
I have been thinking a lot lately about what it is that makes us happy in life. As I have shared before, my husband Tim quit his corporate job a month ago to help me with SnazzieDrawers. Although he worked for one of the most prestigious and "best companies to work for" in the world, he absolutely hated his job. It was a high stress job and it was not utilizing his talents or gifts. He was merely working for a paycheck and was completely lifeless and depressed because he had worked his entire life to reach this point: The ultimate job at the ultimate company, all to be completely miserable. I refused to let him go another day carrying this load on his shoulders. Life is too short. One of the things that inspired him to make this move was from a video of Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple Inc.) giving a commencement speech at Stanford in 2005. Ironically my husband worked for Apple, but something in his head clicked when he heard this speech. He has never been the same since. I just want to share that link here. If you haven't seen it, please take the time to watch it. It could change your life the way it has changed ours.
Do what you love with your life and happiness will follow. Surround yourself with people that LOVE you and want you to succeed and support your dreams and success will follow.
Here is a photo of Tim at the very top (excuse the Iphone photos) last November at the park while still working his corporate job at Apple. Do you see the guy on the bench in the background? Our kids were loving life playing at Zilker park and there he sat. Grumpy. Exhausted. Absent. This was very indicative of his daily demeanor. I can't blame him at all. I wouldn't have lasted a week at his job.
Months passed and our life has changed dramatically since those dreary days. The second and third photos are of Tim just last night at a bounce house playing with our Ava girl. Can you see a difference? Can you feel it?
What am I happy about? I have my husband back and I am dying to release the Ava Felt Flower Pattern! It's coming soon! I'm sending out packages to photographers this week so fan me on Facebook to get the notification of the release date!