How many of us truly find direction in our lives? My lovely friend wrote this amazing post about finding purpose. Go read it now. I will wait. http://hardtomommy.blogspot.com/2012/07/building-cathedral.html
I was the first person to comment on her post. That parable really resonated deep in my soul. I was able to articulate my professional purpose with ease. I enjoy my job, my boss and my colleagues. I struggle with finding my purpose as a mother and as a woman.
I think that purpose and direction go hand in hand. You will not feel fulfilled if you do not have some direction with your purpose. You will feel like you are floundering. I spent some much of my twenties and thirties searching for my purpose and my direction. I found my purpose and my direction this year. My lovely friend Kim stated it so simply in a comment on another post. I am “using my voice to help others”.
I am taking more risks in my personal life. I reached out to a local blogger, the lovely Alexandra. We struck up a friendship, and I am helping her bring Listen to Your Mother Show to Milwaukee. I educated my boss and my colleagues on postpartum mood disorders. I let my entire extended family know that I am a blogger. I just took part in a research study on how PPD transformed me. That researcher planted a seed in my mind about returning to graduate school and obtaining my master’s degree. I am attending a blogging conference this summer.
I am open to possibilities and new experiences. I am currently reading Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly. I am choosing to take risks and be vulnerable. I want to truly participate in my life. I do not want to just go through the motions anymore. It’s exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time.