The Edit

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Isn't it incredible what passion can do?

I've been pondering it lately. What drives a person or motivates them? Why do we do the things we do? The answer, it seems to me, is passion. And I have been around so much of it lately. Since Saturday I've been alternating my time between Auckland and Hamilton, and while travelling I cannot shake the feeling of inspiration and motivation that consumes me everytime. 

Being around the fashion industry with NZFW happening around right now is inspiring. The vibe at the opening party was incredible (props to the team at Campbell + Co).  You can literally feel the buzz in the air and that affected the overall energy immensely. My friend Michael and I were in such good spirits long after the party as we discussed it over dinner and the travel home. 

But on the trip back, I thought about it again. The answer always leads me back to passion And what's better than being passionate? Being passionate with other people. 

Today, while in the beautiful Parnell, I was sat in a meeting with such passionate people that I literally wanted to cry. Is it unprofessional to cry in a meeting because you're so inspired, motivated, and passionate? I don't know. I held it in. But to be amongst that room, where people were throwing ideas in, collaborating, and having heavy discussions, I felt it again. It was so so clear to me that these people are passionate in what they do and we all wanted the same outcomes.

How great is it to be doing something you are passionate about? I'm not just talking about having a job that you love, but rather just doing things that you are passionate about. The arts, singing, dancing, writing, reading, playing sports, creating. Those things that we absolutely love. For me these are the motivators and what drives us.

I am incredibly grateful to be in a job that I am passionate about. I never thought I would end up working in the education industry during the day but turns out, education is something I am passionate about. 

And then there's those other great loves of mine - blogging, fashion, and magazines. I am so so lucky that I get to do these too. I get to write, be around fashion, style, create editorials and stories. Sure, it's a lot to balance a full-time job and other pursuits and having a life. But when your passionate about your endeavours, I think you make it work. I don't always get the balance right, and I think it will always be something you work on, but it is worth it in the end. 

Tonight I am back in Hamilton to do a photoshoot with some passionate people. I get to again be inspired and learn from them. I've had a full day of work, meetings, and travel, and this shoot probably will end later in the evening. But again, passion.

So whoever you are reading this, wherever you may be, whatever your passions are, I really hope that you are living it. I hope you have something that gets you up in the morning and drives you to do what you do and that you do it everyday.

I hope you live a life of passion. I hope you come alive.