my future was planned a long time ago - pity i forgot what it was i planned to do
I’ve had many past lives, one of them was running a small business, producing and manufacturing little signs that I designed. I did this while my girls were small and it was great because I could work at home and was there for them in the afternoons. But I was always complaining to my husband that it wasn’t a 'real' job – that it was not intellectually simulating, that I wasn’t doing anything to save the world, that making silly little signs was not important. I began studying and got two degrees, and as market trends changed I didn’t bother to move with the times, because making stuff was not a real job.
I finally got a ‘real’ job, and to my horror discovered that all I wanted to do was make stuff again. My husband just laughed at me and wisely said I told you so – in the nicest possible way. You see I discovered that my funny little signs did make a difference to people. I remember a young girl telling me that she gave one of my magnets to a friend who read the message on it everyday and that was what got her through a deep depression and suicidal thoughts.
What I think I am being to learn, to slowly understand, is that when you do what is in your heart, when you follow the little voice that says this is my purpose, that you can’t help but affect the world. It doesn’t have to be what the ‘world’ considers a ‘real’ job, what matters is that you follow your passion. Slowly I’m beginning to accept what I believe my purpose is, to embrace the REAL me.
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