Saturday, June 11, 2011

Following your dreams

Today I wanted to tell you why I started this blog in the first place. Exactly one year ago a good friend of mine died in a horrible accident in China. She was an amazing artist and very young. She had this amazing personality, she believed only in happiness, inspiration and that you should follow your dreams. From this moment on I realized I would start living this way too - and that I want to help artists follow their dreams and passion. 

Many young artists go on studying business or law, because they are told you cannot make a living from art. I really think you have to follow your true passion and inspiration, otherwise you spend many years in life working somewhere where you might be unhappy – and after a while you realize you could have been much more true to yourself by doing what you actually enjoy.

A year ago I started thinking of possibilities of how artists can be supported and how you can help them follow their dreams- and so I started Trade Your Talent. It also keeps my friend close to me in a special way – it makes me feel like I'm doing something in her name. It keeps me connected. With my own startup I'm trying to create even more possibilites for artists, and through this project I've started following my own dreams. 

Thank you Dana. Because of you I learnt that all that matters 
is being happy and true to yourself. 


  1. Wonderful thoughts. I'm so sorry you lost your friend. I can relate. I lost a close friend this year too. It's a powerful thing to use your grief in such a productive, motivating way. Keep up the good work!

  2. Very powerful! Her message lives on through you! Wonderful!

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about this Linda, it is something very hard and you need a lot of strength.

  4. I'm so so sorry to hear this Susanna :(. She truly lives on in everything you will do and I have no doubt that she will be proud of you ^_^. Being true to yourself is the only way to be truly happy with what you want to do in life.

    Big Hugs to you!!! Xxxxxxx

  5. “The death of a dear friend…which seemed nothing but privation, somewhat later assumes the aspect of a guide or genius…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Susanna: you honor your friend with this wonderful endeavor. I know you will succeed. She is the wind beneath your wings.

  6. Thank you so much for your beautiful words Tahira and Elizabeth. Your amazing support means so much to me and gives me so much strength to go on!! 'She is the wind beneath your wings' - this is so beautiful and describes it best!

  7. Wonderful post!I'm a little late but Happy one year blog:)



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