Walking into your purpose is no easy task. At least it wasn't for me... Looking back at my twenties, it was a time defined by my search for my purpose in life. Finding a career. Finding love. Becoming a mother. Becoming a real adult, and defining what that means for me. My thirties -- on the other hand -- are about me walking into my purpose. Connecting the dots. And understanding their alignment.
I want to touch lives. I want to inspire. In fact, I want to life life inspired. Teach my daughters how to truly live and enjoy the little moments. [They are, in fact, the big moments.] I want to dream so big that it scares me. I want to turn every cliche quote on it's head. Like I said. I want to walk into my purpose.
So I'm going to speak it into existence...
In my twenties, I battled with my definition of success. And I think , I've finally come to terms with it all. I'm a "Nurture Shock" child. [Read the book by P.O. Bronson. I promise it is a good read.] I was used to titles and accolades. High grades and awards. It didn't take long before I started standing in my own way. Growing my career with Ph.D at the end of my name -- I admit, it still sounds nice, and Vice President preceding it. Or continuing with ventures even when they took my life out of balance. That was me. Defining my life by titles and accolades.
I'll stop speaking in abstract and give it you straight. I don't want to grow my career in the traditional sense as a Preseident (or even President) of a university. I'm not even sure if I want to spend another 4 to 7 years to earn a Ph.D. I've finally come to terms with that. It doesn't mean that I don't dream big. It's just not MY dream.
I want to expand by career by leading workshops for students and my peers. ( I work in higher education, if you haven't read my bio.) I want to be an author. Hence, why I started blogging. And I'm finally at a place where I can see very noticeable improvement in both my public speaking and writing. The dots are connecting. I'm leading more workshops at work. I'm presenting at a regional conference -- by myself. I'm writing professionally for Black Hair Media. I walked way from event planning, because it couldn't coincide with my job and family. [Oh yeah. And I HATE event planning. It wasn't in line with my purpose. ]
Now, I'm essentially building the skills that are in line with my purpose.
The dots are connecting.
I'm walking into my purpose.
I'm doing the things I love.
I live life inspired.
I read. I write. I speak. (All things that I love.)
I spend quality time wth my family. (I really love them.)
I have balance.
I am happy.
I'm living my life with purpose.
How are YOU walking into your purpose?