Susan Suh, a phenomenal jewelry designer, wouldn’t let the high metal prices get her down. It gave her an opportunity to follow her dream and life philosophy. Here is Susan Suh’s story:
It’s all about letting go of your fears.
When you tell yourself, as Susan Suh did, that what you dream is impossible, that you must be sensible and follow the course that’s laid out for you, you shackle yourself. You give up your heart and soul, leaving behind an empty shell that walks around doing what’s expected, following the ‘rules,’ and ticking off, one by one, those milestones that supposedly lead to ‘success.’
Sure, there is value in an education. And in tackling that first job and making a go of it, in moving along the path that’s supposed to take you where you want to be. But, as Susan found, when your heart isn’t in it, and your soul is shouting to be heard from its exile, there is often little lasting satisfaction in reaching such goals.
And when she finally listened to that distant, persistent voice, when she let go of her fears and took that leap of faith toward her dream, she felt light enough to fly . . .
Though most of Susan’s jewelry designs are cast in sterling and gold, the skyrocketing costs of these metals has led her to re-examine the concept of luxury. What is luxury? What is precious? Who decides? Her answer is as simple as it is stunning: YOU decide. I decide. We each decide for ourselves, based on a myriad of things that have nothing to do with what a piece is made from. Susan believes that:
A treasured piece of jewelry is like a song. Every time you experience it,
it reminds you of where you were, who you were with. It takes you back to
a time and place, to feelings, love and friendship, in a way nothing else can.
Designed with a master’s touch and cast in gleaming polished brass, Susan’s newest line of jewelry challenges conventional thinking about luxury, designer jewelry and precious metals.
How about you? Are you pursuing your dreams?
Let go of your fear of anything that holds you back. Believe in what’s possible and take that first step toward your dreams. And don’t worry about whether it’s all perfect. Susan insists, “What’s perfect is being who you are and doing what you love—and that is a unique pathway for each of us.”
Posted with permission from http://riograndeblog.com
July 14, 2011 @ 4:25 pm
You know what, I’m very much inlcined to agree.