I just finished another chapter of Apprentice Cat. Wahoo!! Each day I get just a little closer to finishing the entire book. That makes me feel great.
There are days when I wondered if I was doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my life. Have I chosen the right career for me? Those are the days when the words just don’t come or the days when it seems the Universe itself is trying to keep me from working. I was pondering that very thought a few days ago when I read an article by Jenna Avery titled “What Are You Doing Instead of Living Your Purpose?” I subscribe to her email list for Highly Sensitive Souls (aka highly sensitive people) and for the last month or so she’s been writing on how to find your life’s purpose.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that, until finishing this last chapter, I wasn’t sure I was living my purpose — at least in part. As I prepared to sit down to work today, it hit me as it hasn’t in a very long time. I was not just happy. I was excited. I couldn’t wait to get started on the next chapter. Writing is my purpose — to entertain and perhaps to teach just a little about life.
Being passionate about my work tells me that it is indeed what I’m meant to do. It hasn’t always been easy. (I have entire notebooks with crossed out passages!) I’m sure it’s not going to be all candy and roses now that I know I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Yet, it’s enough to know I’m on the right track. I’m very glad Jenna Avery was there to be a signpost on The Road to Writing.