And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! ~dr. seuss
[deep breath...] i've been thinking a lot about purpose. well, truth be told, the idea of purpose has been renting space in my mind throughout my adult life. right now, i know my purpose is to be home with my kids helping them transition into their next chapter, which includes school (preschool for my daughter and kindergarten for my son) where they will grow increasingly more and more independent from me. i suppose their next chapter is what has me thinking about my next chapter. some days i think about returning to work...perhaps getting back into marketing/advertising (where i spent the first 15 years of my career); if the company/product/service was one about which i felt passionate. some days i think about a complete career change and returning to school...maybe indulging in my love for graphic design. (that would be fun!) some days i don't have any answer to this variable. what is it that i really want to do? i do hope blogging will help me peel away the layers and get me to the center of my purpose. perhaps, the answer is right under my nose and i'm failing to see it.
"if you don't know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it. ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death. your life is speaking to you every day, all the time - and your job is to listen up and find the clues. passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated - what gives you your juice. do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. you will triumph." ~oprah
what about you, do you believe every person has a life purpose? have you already found yours? if so, i would love to hear your story. did you have an "aha" moment, as some describe it? or, did you realize it bit by bit...through process of elimination? or, are you like me and still trying to figure it out?
through it all, i am forcing myself to slow down and enjoy the process...the journey (as eric so appropriately advises in his mini-view). because, as they say, "life is a journey, not a destination." happiness is a choice, not a result.
because i really do find this subject fascinating:
- a great interview with jennifer of a well nurtured life about her journey
- a great post on tips for finding your purpose by make under my life
- sort of unrelated, but this book looks so interesting
have a great weekend everyone, brimming over with the things you love!