Mirabela always loved interior design, but never got the chance to turn it into a career. However, when Alessia was born, she realized that she was surrounded by opportunities to use her passion to make the world a more beautiful place.
From designing Alessia’s nursery, to upgrading her to a “big-girl” room, Mirabela realized that creatively shaping her home environment brought more inspiration into her life. She used her newfound vision to redesign the rest of her home, igniting a passion for lifestyle design that would eventually become the foundation of AlessiaAdora.
We at AlessiaAdora want you to know that it’s never too late to pursue anything that brings you joy. Whether it’s a new career, a new skill, a new hobby, or a new way to reach out to your community, here are some ways to make your dreams a reality.
WHY NOT START SMALL
Many people have an “all or nothing” approach when it comes to pursuing their dreams. Our society puts so much pressure on our careers that we often feel like our professional work is all that “matters.” This belief, however, is simply false. Even if you have not yet made a career of your passion, you can still channel your inspiration into even the smallest details of your day-to-day life, making your routines more beautiful and meaningful.
Maybe you didn’t go to art school, but what’s stopping you from learning how to make beautiful journals, to-do lists, or cards? Maybe you feel called to preserve the environment, and wish you could start a career in ecological activism; you can start by researching ways to make your home and lifestyle eco-friendly, and learn all you can about local ecosystems and their care.
Whether your dream is for a more creative life or a more peaceful and sustainable world, there are a million little things that you can do each day to work towards this dream. It’s never too late to start living a lifestyle that’s in-touch with the joy your soul truly craves.
CONNECT TO A COMMUNITY OF RESOURCES
There has never been a better time in history to learn something new or to pursue a lifelong passion. These days, we have the entire world-wide-web at our disposal, connecting us to more information and more communities than ever before. With this technology of connection at our fingertips, there is no reason to ever feel like it is “too late” to explore new horizons.
For learning new skills, you can find endless tutorials, videos, and communities online that will teach you how to get started. Some colleges even have entire free lectures posted to YouTube, on every topic under the sun. With these resources, you can take your journey of discovery into your own hands, at your own pace.
If you feel called to create, the internet also offers endless opportunities to share your expression with the world. Platforms like WordPress, Pinterest, and Instagram are all great ways to connect over your interests with a community. Whether your passion is travel, writing, painting, decorating, cooking, healing, or anything else, starting a social media account dedicated to what you love is a simple and fun way to start sharing your creativity.
When we share what we create, we feel seen, validated, and fulfilled. When we share our passions, we live more joyful lives. And it’s never too late for joy.