“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive”. - Howard Thurman
When I started Spice Spice Baby in 2014, I wasn’t sure what the H I was doing. I was a PhD in Molecular Biology and had thus far been on a linear path. School, college, grad school, working in Biotech. It all made sense on paper. It looked good. But in my heart and soul, I knew this wasn’t it for me. I felt a calling that seemed off this linear path and boy was I afraid, embarrassed even, to listen to it. “How can I throw away all those degrees? All that training? Wait, now I’m gonna cook and write for a living? I’m not even a chef! Etc etc. You know those mental stories. They were loud.
But I did it anyway and 3 years later, thanks to your support, I crowdfunded and self-published my first cookbook and I’m proud of what I’ve put out. Every single day, I love what I do. Teaching you guys about spices, about food as medicine, and creating and sharing recipes for your family tables. And mine! Even though I may sometimes look very awkward doing it LOL (this shot ☝🏽😆)
So as we close yet another week, I am reminded of these words by Howard Thurman. And I wanted to share them with you in the hopes that they will inspire you to go and do whatever makes YOU feel alive. Whatever makes your heart sing. Because the linear path is not for everyone. And as Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards”. So tell me — what makes you come alive? And then .... go do it 💪🏽💕✨#friday #musings #justdoit #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #mompreneur #motherhood #thenewhealthy #iamwellandgood #healthykids #create #beyou #nofear #listen #followyourheart | #spicespicebaby 📸 @livetheshot