According to Ken Robertson author of: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, the element "is the meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion". When a person is in one's element, it is described as a meditation of sorts, a place of calm and a sense of well-being.
While I have always been a creative person who took on many creative hobbies over my lifetime, it is when I started sewing and making quilts that I think I found my true passion.
And 99 posts ago, I started sharing that passion online through this blog.
What I found by doing so is my tribe. In his book, Robertson describes a tribe as "a group of people who come together to share a common passion".
Unlike what I have read about many of you, I don't come from a family who sews. I didn't learn to sew from my mother or my grandmother. My sisters don't sew nor do the great majority of my friends. That's why finding this community of like-minded people was important in my life. And it doesn't just come from the online community. I found my tribe too at the shop where I teach, by speaking with costumers and learning from other instructors.
And most exciting of all has been starting the Montreal Chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. I leave every meeting feeling so gratified. Having the opportunity to sit down with a group of people to chat about this business we call quilting is just amazing.
So thank you everyone for bringing this into my life. It has been a great ride so far!
Happy New Year!