A woman with Passion.
I think it’s awesome when I meet someone like Carrie, who has to spend no time defining herself, because her life does all the talking. Carrie loves to belly dance, and fly planes. She’s a model, and a photographer. Carrie is an only child who thinks her parents are cool, and totally enjoys living with them. She’s a small town girl, with passions wildly outside what you’d expect.
Let’s talk about this belly dancing business for a second. Many of us have heard of belly dancing classes offered at our local college or gym, and some have even signed up (guilty!). But for Carrie, belly dancing is a part of her everyday life. The first time she saw a real performance, she was hooked. To her, belly dancing is a captivating portrayal of femininity, something she hadn’t experienced in dance before. Now, Carrie travels all over the state of Florida performing, learning from the greats, and photographing other belly dancers. I would love to go see one of her performances!
As a photographer, Carrie has worked for Stellar Advantage, The Enchanted Caravan, several belly dance companies, and The Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum. Talk about fun work!
Something I especially enjoyed connecting with Carrie about is her love for flying. She grew up around all things aviation, as both of her parents are licensed pilots. How cool is that? In fact, Carrie and her dad flew over to the St. Augustine airport to meet me, sounds like a fun guy to hang with!
Spending time with another only child was also pretty cool. I know there are a lot of us out there, but I don’t really have any friends who are only children. Most of the time I get “What?! Are you a brat? Did you like being the only one?” It was great to meet another woman who is not a brat, is friends with her parents, and has no idea if she liked being the only one because she just was.
I could have spent hours asking Carrie about her life. She doesn’t have to explain all of her dreams as some far off feat, because she’s living most of them. My favorite lesson from Carrie was to “Just do it!” Okay, Carrie and Nike, but they make a great point. So many of us (guilty again!) spend time talking about all the things we’d like to do in life, and never actually do them. We are great at making excuses for why we can’t, but if we’d all be a little more like Carrie, I think we’d realize that we totally can. My challenge to you (as if you need another motivational speaker in your life) is to pick something you’ve always wanted to do, and just do it!
Make sure you check out Carrie’s website at www.CarrieMullins.com