Can you spot me in this picture? 🎣 .
I recently read the life story of #stephenmcdannellhillenburg. Fascinated with the ocean and passionate about art as a child he developed a professional interest in marine biology. After years of teaching, he decided to pursue a new career in animation and merge both domains of expertise. He was later offered a job at Nickelodeon where he created the renown series, Sponge Bob. .
His story reminded me that it is completely OK to have multiple interests throughout our young and adult lives. Sometimes they cross paths, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they are very personal and private interests and sometimes you want to share them with the world. Whatever shape or form your passions/ interests may take ... don't let the energy die. Most importantly, Stephen taught me to never forget about the child that lives inside of me. Careers, professional development and family pressures might get in the way of things. The best I can do is to keep reminding myself about how my actions and pursuits are making my 8-year-old self proud. 🧒🏽 #babyjordie .
What's your inner child saying to you today?
Dedicated to my young sister @jazmincastillo7444