What's Your Purpose?
This website was originally set up for my candle business. The past few years, as I have pursued other adventures, it it just something I like to keep. I keep the website just as I keep the closet full of candle making supplies. This past Christmas, I picked up the remnants of my candle business at the local gallery and was able to have several handmade gifts for people I love. This new energy has led me to revisiting the site and revisiting the dream of owning a successful candle business.
My first reaction to this Venn diagram was, "I have no idea! I haven't found it yet." The more I thought about it, I realized that candle making fits this diagram for me (a little light on 'the world needs it'). I also realize that my lovely waitress job also fits this diagram for me (a little light on 'I love it'). But they are both, in fact, a fit. All along I have been fulfilling my purpose for that point in time.
Here I am at another turning point. I have been dabbling in accounting and studying biochemistry; both of which could potentially fit Kim's Purpose Diagram. In the quiet time I have been blessed with, the most important decision I have made is that My Purpose is not limited to one career from now until retirement. And I am not late! The idea that I must choose one career is mind programming I have learned from somewhere in society. "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Although I secretly envy those that can make that decision and stick with it, I also know that I don't fit that mold. That concept is too monotonous for me. I can honestly say that from the time I was primed in the work force, I have always been fulfilling my purpose according to this eye-opening diagram. And it has always been for the reason of growth for the future. Will I be choosing one career to focus on? Probably not. I don't want to grow up! I would rather always trust my heart to offer what I am good at to the world and hopefully get paid for it.
Only by the Grace of God will I hold the serenity to hear my heart, the wisdom to practice, the courage to offer it to the world and the clarity to see the doors when they open.
Homeschooling Boy Mom