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I got into bed last night and realized that I hadn’t posted my quote for the day. I almost got out of bed, but I was much too comfortable. I love this quote by Harriet Tubman. I think we all forget that we are the captains of our own destiny. We just need to get up and get working.

digital painting by Viva Artistry, Scrapbookgraphics.com

digital painting by Viva Artistry, Scrapbookgraphics.com

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As I mentioned in a previous post, my family and I went to Cedar City for our fall break. I had meetings to attend related to Economic Development. One of the topics covered at the meeting was on Tourism as an Economic Driver. There were 6 or 7 presentations from groups in the Cedar City area who are tourism related, such as the Shakespeare Festival and the Utah Summer Games. One of the presentations was from a group who puts on a 7-day event every year called Groovefest. This is a week-long music experience culminating in two days of free concerts in the park.

I’ve lived in Utah all my life and had never heard of this event so I was fascinated by their presentation. There are about 20 volunteers, no paid staff, who put on this event every year. They begin the planning process pretty much right after the festival is over and meet weekly to plan the next year’s event. The presenter told us that people ask her all the time, how she has time to work on such an event when she has a full-time job and life. She said that the staff has this motto they use to explain why they work so hard. And here it is…

digital artwork by Tangie Baxter.

digital artwork by Tangie Baxter.

This motto really struck me. I get so caught up in doing nothings, that I feel like I don’t have time to do things that I’m passionate about. Isn’t that the way we all are? Letting a few more minutes of sleep, or mindless television watching, or social media browsing keep us from what we really want to do. More passion! Let’s do it.

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