Pursue Your Purpose

So my nifty planner that I purchased last month is all being aware and fulfilling the dreams that you have pushed aside for so long. This month the theme is to pursue your purpose. In the overview of February there is an excerpt about pursuing your purpose and a nice quote from Buddha.

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” -Buddha

I often find myself pondering what it is that I was put on this Earth to do and honestly I find myself wondering that even more lately. I am currently pursing my master’s degree and I find myself thinking what’s next? What do I want to be when I grow up? What am I really passionate about? And lately I find that I cannot answer those questions. I feel like I am back to that scene from Nemo where all the fish escape from the fish tank in little bags of water and are floating in the ocean; what now? I am in a weird sort of limbo that I am unsure of how to progress from. Is this a normal feeling to be having? I sure hope it is.

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Recently family was visiting because there was a death in my family and everyone would ask me what I was doing, “school” always being my answer, and it seems to me that they think that I do nothing but school and that I will never do anything other than school. I think that people, especially older people, need to realize that things aren’t the way that they use to be. You cannot just get a job right out of college, because your dad has a friend that knows someone who works for _______. Getting a job requires so much more from a person now and it is befuddling that my family does not realize this. Okay, yes I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up and surely that is off-putting to some but please stop sounding so disappointed that I am pursuing my education. Because if you stop for two seconds and read what Buddha once said, my purpose is to find my purpose, and maybe, just maybe all of this schooling is how I will find my purpose. Maybe my job in the pharmacy is part of the path that leads me to my purpose in life.

I just need everyone to stop for a second and remember that while awareness of purpose may be blatantly obvious to one person there are going to be people who have to work at finding what that purpose is and it is going to take some time. So please bear with me (us), the path that leads to one’s purpose is not always clear and it surely does not need any additional roadblocks in the way.

Being a solid support system is the best assist you can give to someone who is finding their footing in life, no matter what their age is. We all need someone in our corner, remember that the next time you ask someone what they are doing with their life, and especially keep it in mind when you feel the need to roll your eyes or make a snarky comment.

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Hello 2016

If you are like me (where your week starts on a Monday and ends on Sunday) today marks the end of the first full week of the new year. Today marks the end of a week’s worth of resolutions completed (or possibly not completed or even started). Typically I set New Year’s resolutions but I have decided that for the most part it is not worth it, I’ll keep it up for a good while and then drop it when I’m over it. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy, or easily bored, whatever the reason this year no resolutions were made. I did however decide that this year is the year that I do not want to waste a single day. I want to do what I want and be around the people I want to be around, this year I will follow my gut and do the things that I have wanted to do for so long. So maybe I actually did make a resolution but in the spirit of the way I am I’m being anti-resolution.

With that being said I would like to introduce you to my new planner (I get really excited about things to keep organized). This planner takes each week and breaks it down; what do you want to accomplish, what are you grateful for, quotes to stay on track, and reminders to keep your thoughts positive and other little things to keep your mindful of what you are trying to fulfill in your weekly life, as well as the bigger picture. This planner as they plainly put it on Amazon “other planners help you plan your day, we help you plan your life!” So with the help of this planner I will be planning the life that I want to have and the journey that this will take me on.

The quote for the end of December (which I did not participate in because I didn’t get the calendar until the middle of this week) was: Intend to be at your best this week. I am sure that they set that little staying on track quote up to be inline with the new year and the resolutions to be made but the way I see it just intend to do the best you can in all that you do because we all have a lot of stuff on our plates and sometimes life gets tough but as long as you keep a positive outlook and make the best of every situation (even the bad ones) everything works out in the end (maybe not immediately but it always ends the way it should, because like I always have to remind myself; things happen for a reason).

I would say that I resolve that I will blog more but I know how that will work out so I will just say I intend to do my best at blogging each week and I will remind myself that we make time for the things and people that we want to make time for, even the people who are the most busy make time for the things that they really want to even when they feel like they cannot possibly squeeze anymore into 24 hours.

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