If you couldn’t tell by my constant complaining on Twitter, I don’t enjoy my job. It doesn’t make me happy, it constantly stresses me out and because of it I’m feeling really lost and out of touch with my own life. I’m drowning and I don’t know how to get hold of a life raft. I read these blogs with posts regarding purpose; ways to find your it, inspirational stories, etc. But what they don’t tell you is how to find that initial spark that leads you to your purpose. You know, that one thing that you excel at, which essentially leads you to find your purpose in life. Whether you’re writer, an athlete, a strategically thinker- there are options and avenues for you to fulfill that purpose.
But what if you don’t know what your good at. This is the question that scares me. I don’t know what I’m good at and I don’t know the steps to figuring it out. I’ve always been pretty mediocre: at school, sports, work, life. And the fact that I’m an indecisive person just adds to the stress of it all. I just don’t know and don’t think I’ve ever known. But don’t get me wrong, as I kid I dreamed big. Aspirations to be a doctor, a writer and a food critic (strange dream for a 10 yr. old kid) and I figured that whatever I ended up doing would bring joy to my life. In spite of this, at the ripe age of 26 I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. An issue that I don’t think is uncommon but still no one really talks about it.
My husband always says that if I searched for a job as much as I blogged, I would have my dream job. Yes, the issue is finding a job but the bigger issue is figuring out what my dream job is. How does one do this without the help of the school counselor or those stupid aptitude tests (which never really said anything helpful)? What am I supposed to do to figure all this out? Are there guidence couselors for adults?
This is where I need your assistance. How can I go about figuring all this out? Any and all suggestion are helpful!