The thing I battled the most with (in the past) was: what is my purpose? The question haunted me.
It is extremely overwhelming to figure out what we want to do with our life, and how purpose plays a role.
This question is not specific to age. Many people spend their life feeling unfulfilled and purposeless.
Some find purpose in their job. Or in their relationship. Motherhood is very purposeful. Hobbies are an excellent way to explore purpose
I have had many clients ponder: “What is my purpose?” Our health needs a purpose–and thus it is natural to explore this while on a health journey.
The universal response for this is:
“Follow your curiosity”
“Invest in things that interest you!”
I want to share an experience I had that guided me along my way.
I was travelling with my boyfriend
I remember getting ready for bed in her bathroom. The counters covered in her beauty products. I recall yearning for this.
(At the time I lived with my boyfriend.)
When we got home—I went out and bought some new beauty products. I decorated them in the bathroom hoping for the same feeling. Oddly it didn’t feel right, and I couldn’t explain it.
A little back story. I moved in with my boyfriend from my
Long story short. My relationship didn’t work out.
Fast forward a few years and some big life changes. I found myself living on my own. My very own place!
One day while cleaning my space—I was organizing my bath products… and it hit me. I stopped and felt this overwhelming joy. My eyes filled with tears and I started to laugh.
THIS was what I yearned for. It was not to have more beautiful products—it was to have my own space. My independence! It gave me a sense of accomplishment!
This story might seem silly, obvious even! But for me, it wasn’t obvious. I thought in that bathroom moment that I just needed some new hairspray. When really I was craving something far greater!
I wanted to achieve a new level of independence. I wanted a significant life experience.
The interesting thing is after I finally had a place I love; a home I decorated and was very proud of… I met my (now) husband.
Sometimes I see life
I can tell you about many times my heart yearned for something.
These moments held a hint to something greater. Beyond the superficial notion of wanting a thing–I wanted an experience. I wanted to achieve the experience.
So when you find yourself thinking: what is my purpose???
Tune into those heart yearning moments.
What potential lies inside of the experience?
What life experience do you truly desire?
I do believe that bathroom moment held a key to my next level. I needed to create independence and financial freedom. It was time to get out of that relationship. In the process, I stepped into a greater version of myself. Had I not embraced all that change, I would not be where I am now.
Hindsight is 20/20 they say. But don’t dismiss those little tiny pulls of the heart are happening right now.