Find Your Passion With Ana White

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As I sat listening to Ana White, one of the speakers at Blogalicious, my heart filled with inspiration as I heard her listen to speak about doing your passion.  Everyone who blogs has to be passionate about what they do because it takes a lot of T-I-M-E to put their material up on the web besides having to deal with every day life to do’s. If you are a blogger, you certainly can relate. Right?

I myself have to work full time, clean the house, cook, and currently think about all the applications for my son go to college next year and make sure I provide a space at home for him so he can feel love and be able to focus on his studies.(Plus all life stuff!) It doesn’t seem like a lot because I only have one son. But when you have to do everything alone as a single mom, time is very limited.

So, as I sit here today on a Sunday looking at all my to do lists, I realize that this is really what I love to do: writing, communicating  and sharing words of inspiration. Luckily inspiration is timeless,  even though I interviewed Ana in October and I thankfully because of Ana’s inspiration, I am going to focus and catch up on my blogging today!

Ana’s Bio on Blogalicious brochure reads as follows:

Ana White is a stay at home mom from remote Alaska. Like all moms, Ana embraced her homemaker job by finding ways to make the most of a single income. From making cookies to making dinner, making ends meet is a challenge that all homemakers take on. But Ana took on more than that. Tired of seeing her family sleep on mattresses on the floor, she began to make beds. And tables. And desks. And chairs. In the fall of 2009, Ana White began to write a blog helping other homemakers make their own furniture. In three months, Ana’s blog had reached 1 million page-views per month. currently sees about 70,000 page-views per day and her Facebook page (Knock-Off Wood) just passed 20,000 fans. Ana White has been featured worldwide by magazines from US Woman’s Day to Singapore’s Home Design; she is popular on Apartment Therapy and has been featured by Life Hacker.

Her tip about finding your passion is to take a piece of paper and write down three big F’s:  Fabulous, Fun and Fulfilling.

  • What are you Fabulous at? What have you always been good at?
  • What do you do for Fun? What do you do early on a weekend and just go do? What do you want to do when you retire?
  • What Fulfills you? What gives you that feeling of purpose and enrichment?

Then look at all the things you wrote in those columns and see what they have in common. That’s probably what your passion is. So today is a great day to do this simple exercise and pump up your energy with your passion, because ultimately it is your endless fuel to get lost in time and not feel tired…you know kind of like the Energizer bunny.;)

Thank you Ana for inspiring ME! You can also find Ana on her Facebook Page: Knock Off Wood (over 25,000 likes) and on Twitter @_anawhite . She built everything you see including her own house. Now that’s passion!

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Ana White and Myself at Blogalicious, October 2010

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