a Newsletter from Tuck Self, the Rebel Belle
June 25, 2007: Issue #10
Passion, Purpose and Play!
a Southern Voice for Bold Self-Expression

Passion, Purpose and Play!


Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming, "WOW! What a ride!"

For a southern woman who was told to look pretty, act properly and play it safe, I love this quote! It rocks my world.

It’s taken me almost 50 years to get it, but I finally purchased my ticket and I must proclaim, “I am enjoying the ride!”

I’m fully engaged and playing the game of life. I’m putting myself first, following my passion, living on purpose and experiencing a large sense of play. It hasn’t always been this way for me. And, I imagine there are many women who feel the same as I do.

With so many purposeful roles to fill like daughter, sister, wife, career woman, mother, responsible person and caregiver, finding and embracing the next level of the authentic me has been exciting. It’s also scary and challenging. I’ve had to give myself permission to “find me”, seek my inner truth, discover my deepest hearts desire and do what I love to do – guilt free. How ‘bout you?

Are you experiencing outrageous joy and fulfillment in your life?

Are ya doing what you love to do?

Better yet... do you love who you are?

Do you think of yourself as glorious, fabulous, delightful and fun?

I’m hoping your answer to these questions is yes, yes, yes and yes. And if so, I’m celebrating with ya! Congratulations for loving yourself and putting you first. I believe that putting you first is the secret to living a fabulous life; a life filled to the brim with passion, purpose and play!

Now... if your answer happens to be no, no, no or no, I’m STILL here to celebrate with ya! Why? Because I KNOW you’re glorious, fabulous, delightful and fun. I know you’re only temporarily confused; you simply, only momentarily forgot the truth of who you are.

With your permission, I’d like to share my secret – how I woke up to my truth. I’d like to make things really simple for you and share how I found the courage to embrace uncertainty, fearlessly move in the direction of my dreams, squeeze as much juice and joy from this journey as I can to proclaim, “WOW! What a ride!”

My secret? Passion, purpose + a large sense of play!

That’s it — a three-step formula for living a fabulous life, experiencing outrageous joy, doing what you love to do while loving who you are.

Step One — Passion: Find it! Do what it is that you love to do; do what makes your heart sing and expand. When you lose all sense of time and could swear you’ve been touched by the face of God, that’s passion!

Step Two — Purpose: Live it! Discover the thing you are called to do. Once you know your passion, the feeling experience that rocks your world; find a form of service, a job or hobby, and go with that flow. Serve with the thing you love to do. That’s purpose!

Step Three — Play: Yes! Did I say play? Absolutely, play! Once you’ve tapped into what makes your heart sing, and you’re doing what you love to do, let it flow, let it flow, let it flow. Lighten up and have some fun. That’s play!

So... grab your ticket and come along for the ride. I’m waitin on ya!

Live your passion, serve with purpose and let’s go play!


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