Thursday Treadmill Treats
Teaching my girls to do what they love…
Yesterday I wrote about my three jobs I work and that my daughter said I love to work, no I need to work these jobs to pay the bills and how if it was up to me I would just write if given the chance and plan on doing just that one day soon.
It’s not that I hate what I do now, I am blessed that I have wonderful clients and I enjoy what I do but this is not my purpose, God gave me this gift of writing and this is what fills my soul.
I realize as I get older that you need to do what you love,what you are truly passionate about, what is your calling, otherwise you will not be fulfilled in your heart. Yes, money is important and we all need it to live but money doesn’t make you happy, take it from me I know, I walked away from lots of it and I was miserable.
Money doesn’t make you get over the fact that you hate your job, that you secretly wish you were doing something else ,that you dread waking up each and every morning knowing you have to go to work.
If you are doing your true purpose it doesn’t feel like work,you can’t wait to do it, hours past and it feels Iike minutes.
When I was writing my book there was some days I would write 10 to 12 hours a day and I would have to force myself to go to sleep because I wanted to keep going, time stopped for me, I was in a zone, I didn’t eat, I lost all track of time, this is what I was born to do, it wasn’t work, it was passion.
This is what I want my girls to learn, I want them to find their purpose early on and pursue that now when they don’t have to worry about bills, kids, mortgage payments, now when they can put all their energy into cultivating this gift. I don’t want them to find it at 45 after doing a bunch of unfilling jobs, I want them to find it early on, money will come later when you are doing your dream and even if you don’t become rich and famous, if every day you get to do something you love, you are rich!
So today my friends, find that gift, maybe it’s cooking, maybe caring for others, maybe it’s the gift of gab, whatever it may be we all are born with a gift, we need to realize it, cultivate it and then walk out in faith knowing this is what you were born to do.
Live every day to the fullest, do what you love and the blessings will come.