Well, every month is, but someone decided that February 14th would be the day we celebrate love, buy mushy gifts for each other and pass out Valentine’s cards at school. I have a blast every year trying to outdo my cards from the previous year… it’s fun. I like to do those photo cards with my kids holding their hand out with a pencil pushed through the photo… the cutest. Though… it was more fun when we could use lollipops… I digress.
I asked myself: How do I learn about love through the work I do?
This is what came to mind.
I get to witness people expressing their passion, purpose and love for what they do – how they show up in the world being of service. That is both an honor and a gift. They trust us to get their message out to the world and that is something I never take lightly.
I get to love myself through the challenges and the wins. Somedays it’s easier than others.
I love what I learn about myself through this work and what I learn about the world. I have gone deep into so many different industries I would have never discovered on my own. I have represented everything from call centers and children’s clothing lines to spiritual coaches and drug discovery companies. I have learned about the intricate details of roasting coffee beans and how a farm transitions to regenerative agriculture. I would have never guessed many of these would be things I’d have so much interest in.
I have been able to beam with love and joy at events I never would have found myself at if it wasn’t for this work. It would be far too long a share to list them all. I have found myself in some of the most peculiar and awesome conversations with people I would have never gotten to meet or get to know.
Maybe more than the super wild moments are the even sweeter ones where I have met people who are now family. I took note the other day of all the people who have visited me in Washington and I realized that so many of them met me originally through work. This beautiful work I get to do has brought so many of my people into my life.
I haven’t even mentioned all the talented Olives I have gotten to work with over the years. Some I hold so close to my heart and try to connect with as often as I can.
So, when I ask myself that question, what I realize is that it’s all love. Every single thing comes back to love.
I feel grateful to have found something I love to do. On the harder days, which have been more plentiful than ever the last two years, I can find the energy to keep going because there is so much love.
Wishing you and yours a February filled with love.