Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Eran. I know you’re curious about the spelling – my name actually comes from my grandmother’s initials (Elizabeth Ruth Armstrong Norton). She often painted as a hobby and would sign her paintings ERAN.
I’m the girl that loves pink, but rarely wears it. I’m the girl that celebrates red gumboots, and loves to stand in the rain. I’m the girl that lives off laughter, but would die without silence. I’m the girl that believes a smile can make a difference in anyone’s day.
I’ll do anything to make you laugh. I’m authentically and genuinely curious. I’m contagious and I’m subtle, and I know when to be one and not the other.
I’m playful, surprising and honest. I have a song in my head at all times. I want to hear your story and I wholeheartedly believe you can do anything.
I believe in Santa Claus, and toothfairies, and karma, and fate – not as ethereal, unexplained and magical things, but as manifestations of our own incredible faith, goodness and kindness. I believe in people.
I’m the girl that would rather believe that you’re just having a bad day, than you’re an asshole.
I’m the girl that believes, at the heart of it all, that we all want the same things – love, compassion, understanding, kindness – and we all deserve those things. The way we receive those things and the way we give them might be different, and that’s what makes each of us beautifully unique.
I am many things. But my main focus in my life is to live it authentically. I’m living my life out loud and listening to my gut every step of the way.
I quit my comfortable job as an event coordinator with a non-profit organization in 2007. I was miserably unhappy. I loved the people I worked with but I hated the work and the office environment. I had a list in my head of all the things I wanted to do “some day” and I was slowly realizing I was never going to do those things. I was too comfortable and too afraid to do anything about it. I had panic attacks and anxiety problems. My heart and my body were telling me to stop living the life that I thought was “expected” of me.
It took time – and many words of encouragement, many tears, many moments of utter terror - but eventually I put myself on the path to living the life I wanted. And so began my blogging day. This blog is to inspire others to live the life they want – to begin their quest for happiness.
If you’ve found yourself here, there must be a reason why. Welcome. Nice to meet you