I'm reading Danielle LaPorte's The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul with two of my artsy friends.Â We meet on Saturday mornings over Spreecast to talk about it.Â I sit in my studio in my big, comfy chair with coffee and my journal and chat with my friends and feel very girly and artsy and modern.
We're still reading--I think I'm about half-way through the book--so I don't have a fully formed opinion, but it's been a really interesting and thought-stirring experience, so I wanted to write about now rather than wait until I've finished the book.
I've been a strong believer in Charles Kingsley's idea: â€œWe act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.â€Â The Desire Map talks about deciding how you want to feel and using that desire to choose your path (wildly inadequate paraphrased description, but I hope you get the idea).
To me, I want to feel enthusiastic.Â I want to be interested in the things around me and the things I'm doing, so this work on desire keeps bringing this quote to mind. I hope I find my enthusiasms. I hope I figure out how to live this enthusiastic life.
What are you enthusiastic about?