Embrace Your Nonlinear Path

Life isn’t really linear, but we’re brought up to believe that it’s supposed to be. We’re conditioned to think that after our schooling years we need to go to university and get a degree, then after we graduate we have to get a job in what we majored in, and …

How to Discover What Your Dream Might Be

If you’ve followed my writing and work for some time now, you may have come across this question (or similar variations): If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s one thing that you must do in your life such that when you look back at the end of it, you …

Why You Must Take Action on Your Dream

Each of us are on our own journey in life, thus your dream is specific and unique to you and you alone. Nobody else had, has or will ever have the same journey as you, and everyone defines what’s meaningful and worthy as a purpose in different ways. Because your …

Your Worthy Purpose is Unique to You

“[True happiness] is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller When I was younger, I used to think a “worthy purpose” meant having to do something that makes a huge difference in the world, like ending world hunger, engaging in world peace efforts, …

True Happiness and Your Worthy Purpose

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”  — Helen Keller I first came across this quote shortly after the success of my first solo exhibition in early 2013, and I instantly resonated with …

MaryAnn Sings: “Wonderwall” by Oasis

“And all the roads that lead you there are winding, And all the lights that light the way are blinding…”   In the journey of walking your own path, going your own way, and fulfilling your biggest dreams, each road is long and winding, and the lights that are supposed …

The Truth About Our Dreams

What’s your dream? To become an artist? To travel the world? To start your own business? To spend more quality time with your loved ones? To be happy every single day? If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s that one thing you want for your life such at the …

MaryAnn Sings: “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

This song embodies my wish for you, that you live your life in the best way for you, that you pursue what is meaningful and worthy as a purpose for you, that you live your life without regret.   We live in an age where influencers and advertising constantly sell …

Three Expectations That Lead to (My) Downfall (Part 1 of 3)

Ok, I will admit that this headline is a little overly dramatic lols, but it’s what came to mind as I was writing this blog post. Don’t worry, I’m nowhere near my downfall (at least not that I’m aware of… I hope *fingers crossed*). But I will say, though, that …