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Wisdom from Lorna Nicholson

Wisdom from Lorna Nicholson

Life is about passion, finding something to do that makes you excited and gives you a reason to live.

That something can be anything. Too many people are afraid to live passionately because they fear they won’t be successful at their passion. Yes, some people, like professional musicians, actors, and athletes, make millions of dollars doing what they love and that is fantastic. Unfortunately, so many people look at them and say, “I can’t do that. I’m not good enough at my passion.” So they give up and live a life that is safe.

But, honestly, pursuing your passion doesn’t mean you have to make millions of dollars doing it.

Think of the woman, who at the age of 50, felt unfilled in her life so she decided to take an art class. As a young girl she loved art class, and always got A’s. Was she going to quit her job and take up painting at the age of 50? No. She still had a mortgage to pay. In the class, she created some beautiful water colors that she ended up framing so they could hang on her walls.

The first day she went to the class she was petrified that she wouldn’t be any good. Once there, however, she relaxed and remembered how much she loved to paint. Now, she can be seen outside, on sunny Saturdays, painting to her heart’s content….Continue reading at

Lorna has published over 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction, including the recent YA novel Through Indigo’s Eyes.

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2:41AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

7:22PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

Ha-ha Who would know that a couch-potato would fill the page of comments? I thought her couch-potato comment was amusing, but didn't realize she was going to hog the page....

4:21PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Funny thing you say about the painter, I too have had that experience, being afraid, but did it anyway. I entered my first two paintings ever at a gallary organized by the art class I attend and I sold one. My first painting ever. It was a wonderful feeling to experience and I want more, I'm only 45. Thanks for the great article.

9:14PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

I enjoyed your article. Thank you.

6:58PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Emma R. You again?!?!!! I'm truly starting to raise a brow to your comments....

Thank you Gail, great insight.

5:55PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

If I knew where my passion was, I would surely follow it!

1:09PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

too bad my passion of napping and watching movies doesn't generate cash!

12:52PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

yes make sure your passion makes money to sell so at age fifty she has no more mortgage!

12:52PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

yes make sure your passion makes money to sell so at age fifty she has no more mortgage!

12:51PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

yes so when she dies someone is stuck with all her water color....funny...IF THEY SELL IT maybe they can make cash...omg!I

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