Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34���.������������.��� J��� 2016 12 I recently read an article on www.collective-evolu- tion.com written by Mark DiNicola, about going for a career that satisfies your passion. Happiness is the key to LOVING your life. Sure, absolutely… get a career that does not drain your soul. If it pays just a little less, no problem, because you will be happy to spend your days doing it. I LOVE this; I am a walking example of this. I write, I do comedy, I do art. Simple enough. End of this article. There is more to it though. A career can’t be the ONLY thing to a fulfilling life, there’s a whole world out there and I’d like to refer to it as cake. All sexual innuendos aside, please (I only need to make that clear, because that is the first place my mind went). I’d like to use DiNicola’s article as a springboard to obtaining LOVE and a CAREER. Here’s why: Happiness. When you are happy, your best self is present. I’m going on a limb here; falling in love is a whole lot easier when you love yourself. Loving, someone else is a whole lot easier…when you love your self. Hold on to that last run-on sentence. We are going to revisit it later. Having your cake is hav- ing the life YOU want. Eating it, is actively partici- pating in it. You’re thinking, “Isabel, that is both mind boggling and convoluted.” Well, no. Remember that movie “The Devil Wears Prada”? Anne Hathaway’s character, a driven, smart, IN LOVE young profes- sional gets an amazing job. Awesome plot line (I’m rolling my eyes over here). But surprise, surprise, she starts working longer hours, talking only about her job, herself, her, her, her…At first she struggled, because it was a world she wasn’t accustomed to, but then rocked her bosses’ world by being the best. In the mean time, her relationship falls apart, and her friends drift away. Blah, blah, she quits be- cause she lost herself in the job (if I just spoiled the movie, I’m not sorry, it came out in 2006, you’ve had 10 years to see it)… Anne Hathaway’s character is only the decoy to the point of this. The Devil, Meryl Streep, is who we ALL should be paying attention to. The Devil: The Editor of a fashion magazine, the most sought after woman in her field, she is the apex predator of her career. She, as DiNicola would express, is following a career about which she is passionate. But where is her cake? Her cake is the family and whatever number of husband she is on. She’s not eating. Her husband is proposing a divorce, of which, The Devil is not showing any emotional dis- tress over. She is truly married to her career. You can’t blame the guy for falling for her though. Meryl Streep is beautiful, her character is HER BEST SELF and her true self is uninterested in romance. So those of you that WANT love and romance, pay attention to this movie, this article, and YOURSELF. Love is not for everyone, and that is OKAY. But if love and a family ARE import- ant to you, you can’t be The Devil. The Devil does not eat her cake, nor does she want to. Having your cake and eating it too Love & CAREER By Isabel Herrman