Working full-time was a hard concept for me to grasp when I was in my late teens early 20’s. I knew I needed to sustain a lifestyle that would bring me a lot of joy, but I had no idea how to do it.
I flip-flopped between several part-time gigs in the foodservice industry and even went as far as donating my plasma regularly. Unfortunately, the only value obtained from these situations was monetary.
Through the years, I spent much of my time pondering the lifestyle I wanted to achieve. I would face the same roadblock over and over again. I knew I wanted to live happily, fulfilled, and sustained, but employment had never brought me any of those feelings.
I remember flipping through the community college catalog, hoping a career would pop out, but it didn’t happen for me. I couldn’t understand how my peers graduated from college, yet I felt no closer to finding my “purpose” in life. Why didn’t I possess the same motivation and drive to jump-start my career? I felt destined to be stuck feeling miserable in minimum-wage dead-end jobs for the rest of my life.
After suffering many hardships, as many do in early adulthood, I finally landed a full-time position that seemed to align with my sense of purpose.
My new job in tech services opened up a door of opportunity. I quickly learned that my perspective of how the world works was extremely limited in scope. There was so much I didn’t understand about business, and I felt eager to learn.
To summarize this part of the story, I ended up finding stability and consistency in this job. I was promoted through the years and increased my financial earnings. However, over time I began to confront the same roadblock. It’s hard to imagine doing this for the rest of my life, even if I continue to increase my wages.
I enjoy connecting with others, helping them in the ways I can, and just overall discovering my strengths and becoming my best self. My job has revealed a lot, and part of that is knowing that there’s something more calling to my purpose, and it won’t be fulfilled simply by my career. I’m grateful for how I’ve developed, but I feel weighed down by the obligation of answering to someone day in and day out. I don’t feel satisfied anymore by the same allure that brought me in. I need to find a way to redefine what I do or change what I do so that it more directly aligns with how I want to feel on a day-to-day basis. ,
When I’m free of the obligation of a full-time commitment, I can better direct my energy to what I desire. My focus is on sustaining meaningful connections with other people in my life and committing every day to self-discovery. I feel confident about where I’m at, and I’m aware of the significant impact I have on those who know me. I effortlessly invite abundance into my life and find meaningful ways of sharing that with others. My life is an inspiration to other people. On the path of untangling all that I was not, I found all that I am. I provide for myself in unimaginable ways, giving me the freedom to rest, recover, and repair whenever I choose. I’m becoming wise, and I know I am timeless.
Now, I feel destined to live this out. I want anyone who doubted me or disregarded my potential to feel a brief sense of shame for the barriers they placed on me. I want to prove even myself wrong and tap into what I didn’t know was possible. I am getting healthier, happier, and more successful every single day.
TO BE CONTINUED…
P.s. peace & love