|Just like my teenage self -|
I have no idea!
There has never been a time in my life when I have worked in a career where I felt I was fulfilling my life's calling. I have never felt an undeniable pull towards nursing, or teaching, or travelling or playing the stock market or painting or anything at all. I have read so many thought provoking articles by people who knew what they were called to be from an early age. Me.....I'm well and truly half way through and still haven't the slightest idea of what I want to be when I grow up!
I must admit that I've poo-poo'd the whole concept about finding "your passion" and the ideology that goes with the thought that you can't do anything unless you are 100% passionate about it. At the same time, it would be nice to find something that tweaks my interest and actually pays a living wage. Nobody is going to pay me to get out of bed and play around on Pinterest all day (unfortunately!) I also don't see a market for drinking cups of coffee with my friends - looks like I'll have to do that for free. I just have a bit of a secret yearning to find something even just a little bit inspiring.
They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince - and I've been kissing a lot of frogs over the years in regard to finding my "life calling" - still no luck in that department. I really don't want to keep waiting for my happily ever after to miraculously appear - I just want that light bulb moment when I finally realize what I want to be when I grow up!
One of the blessings of being part of a blogging community is that you read helpful hints all the time and I've come across a couple lately where the advice is to take some time to think about who you really are and what you want your life to be. I don't think I've ever stopped long enough to ponder either of these questions so that is one of my goals in the weeks ahead - to have a better idea of who I am and who I want to be and also what I want to be. It's really interesting to be thinking about these things now when half of my life is behind me, but if not now then when? So my journey of discovery continues......