Purpose – the aim or goal of a person : what a person is trying to do, become, etc. (Merriam-Webster)
There have been many times in my life that I have questioned my purpose. I spent years going to school, college and grad school. I basically have a small collection of degrees that I’ve never really used.
My BS is Chemistry & Biology.
My masters is Sports Medicine.
Then I took graduate classes to get my teaching certification.
I actually used my teaching certification for a few years to teach middle school science. Then I had Jordan and pretty much overnight became a stay-home mom.
And I struggled trying to find my purpose.
I know that taking care of Jordan (and later Hunter) was/is important but I always felt like I should be doing more.
I grew to love my years staying home with my boys and feel blessed that I had the opportunity to be with them every day.
When both boys were in elementary school I took a job as the head secretary/book keeper (still not using any of my education!!) at their school and loved it!! I made a decision to enjoy all parts of the job and be the best secretary I could be to help all of the teachers/staff and students.
Now we own a business and because Chris is busy (now more than ever) with his job, I pretty much run the business – the good and bad parts!!!
But, there are many days that I still struggle with knowing what my true purpose is.
I know that the roles of being Mom to Jordan and Hunter, wife to Chris and business owner are all important and I love that I get to do all those things.
But……sometimes I still feel like I don’t have a purpose. When I was young I thought I would do something to make a difference in the world. Now I just hope that at some point I make a difference in someone’s life.
For some reason, this fall has been one of those major times in my life (sort of like when I became a new mom) that I feel like I’m sort of searching around trying to make sure I have a purpose and that I’m fulfilling that purpose.
Or maybe I just need to run again!!!
Do you ever struggle with knowing and/or living your purpose?