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 13 Isabel Herrman is an artist first, believes in humanity and strides everyday to make the world a better place. Her ex- periences and stories are shared to further connect us all. When she's not writing about life, you can find her at the beach or in a coffee shop soaking in the world's beauty or simply people watching. Making love. Insert all your innuendos here if you’d like. Because this where you get to play Webster. DEFINE your passions. It’s like not only do you get cake, you get to eat it, but there is a catch… you have to MAKE it. You can be connected to every star in the universe including yourself, but if you do not open- ly express what you want, you’ll never get it. Harsh right? Yes, it is supposed to be harsh. Obtaining a career you LOVE and a relationship where you are IN LOVE is hard. It is as lame as it sounds… it’s no slice of cake. It’s not about balance it’s about sacrifice. But here is the light in this: you GET to choose the cuts. You get to divide your cake how you want. If you are more like The Devil, maybe find someone that is not so into family. Just DON’T settle. DO NOT settle for someone, or something that is not part of YOUR definition. This is where I think a lot of people in our generation go wrong. They fall in love, and that’s beautiful. However, I’ve witnessed, heck, I’ve even succumb to falling for someone who is not on my same page. It’s close to im- possible to find another person when you are still trying to find yourself. Just like a career, follow what you're passionate about so that you can GIVE it your all. I’d be pretty bummed if someone was like, “I’m only with you for the money”… your job just might be saying this. No one would ever say that to me though… I’m an artist; my sacrifice is that I don’t need huge paychecks (appreciated, ABSOLUTELY). When it comes to love, I need someone that appreciates my craft. Have I found them? Not yet. But because I know I want to be in love, and loved, I know I’ve got my work cut out for me. I told you we would revisit something: love yourself first. That means pay attention to your passions, be honest with yourself, and GO for the BEST YOU. You’ll never go without cake, and you’ll definitely never go with out eating it… as long as you remember the cake’s recipe, you’ll always make it yourself. So how do you get the career you want and the love you want? Something, overly simplified like “balance”. My answer is no. No balancing act will ever “provide” this for you. YOU will provide it. It needs to be your pas- sion. DiNicola IS in fact on to something when it comes to paying attention to yourself, YOUR wants, needs, and passions. Some people just aren’t passionate lov- ers. But if you are, you will MAKE love in your life. CAREER & Love