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所有圖片來自Windy Chien / All images from Windy Chien.

所有圖片來自Windy Chien / All images from Windy Chien.

I Give Myself Permission. No one is going to give you permission; you have to give it to yourself.
— Windy Chien

誰說一輩子只能有一個職業?熱愛並專職於一種事業的人當然非常值得尊敬,但有時候轉換跑道更需要勇氣。

Who said we could have only one career a life? to anyone who is passionate and developed specialty in their jobs, you have my utmost respect. But we can't deny it, sometimes career changes require more courage.

Windy Chien在她【允許】一文中寫到,不管是從工作14年的唱片公司專職到蘋果,再從工作8年的蘋果轉職到開設自己的藝術創作室,她朝自己的夢想前進。這麼大的轉變,Windy難道都不害怕嗎?

Windy Chien wrote in Permission, whether it's moving from her 14 year job at Aquarius Music to Apple, or to move from her 8 year job at Apple to starting her own artist studio, she followed her dreams. With such major shifts, wasn't she scared?

我相信她一定經歷過許多不安,但最重要的是她的信念:「我自我允許。沒有人會發給你向前的許可證,只有你自己能發給自己。」這是一句多麼誠實又充滿勇氣的話。

I believe she went through a lot of anxiety along the way, but what I love about the whole story is her belief. "I Give Myself Permission. No one is going to give you permission; you have to give it to yourself." What a honest and courageous statement.

許多人,包括我自己,都在建立屬於自己的一片天。無論你打算創業、休息、出國進修、環遊世界、照顧生病的家人、辭職,決定要往前衝或是暫時停歇,都是需要勇氣的。周圍會有人質疑你,會有很多很多人質疑你,甚至太過關心造成你的壓力,但請相信Windy的這句話,只有你能給你自己那張許可證。只有你知道什麼是你心裡最想要、身心最需要的。不要讓制式、從眾、同溫層、舒適圈綁住自己。

Many, myself included, are looking to establish something of their own. It doesn't matter if you're about to start a company, take a break, study abroad, travel the world, take care of your family, or leave your job, making up your mind between charging ahead full force or resting for a while takes courage. There will be people questioning you, a lot of them (I've been there), or people who care too much that in turn creating unnecessary stress for you. But really, believe in what Windy said, only you can give yourself permission. Only you know what is your inner most desire, what your physical and spiritual being need. Don't allow standard path, bandwagon effect, social stratosphere, and comfort zone limit you.

請告訴你自己你可以這麼做, 你可以往那個方向,只要不傷害自己,往前就對了。人生就是由錯綜複雜的蜿蜒曲徑組成,最後都會抵達終點。善待自己,自我允許。

Please tell yourself you can, you can go that direction, as long as you don't hurt yourself, just march ahead. Life is made of surprise turns and choices, but we all get to the end anyways. Be kind to yourself, give yourself permission.

在此分享Windy在2016年裡完成的一年日日繩結計畫還有一些她的文章。

連結: 一年繩結IG / 網路商店 / 自我允許文章 / 關於Windy / 參觀她的住家

Here I'm sharing some links around her Year of Knots project and some other very interesting information.

Links: #yearofknots Instagram / Shop / Permission / About Windy / Home Tour