Taking The World By Storm
I’ve decided to take the world by storm. The only problem is that the world doesn’t know it and I don’t really know how to do it.
So, what does this actually mean? It means, I’ve decided to make a mark on the world, to do something with meaning, to leave a lasting impact. The only caveat here, is that whatever I do, it has to be positive. Something that will make someone feel better. Something that will put a smile on someone’s face. I don’t know exactly what, but there just has to be something I can do.
I am never going to be a Greenpeace environmental activist, nor am I going to be a doctor performing lifesaving procedures, or a firefighter saving people from burning buildings, or even a clown at a children’s birthday party. I can develop a very long list of things I’m never going to do. But, somehow, finding the thing I want to do and can do is lost to me.
I am rather personable, hardworking, dedicated, energetic, and I’m a decently skilled individual. Technically, I can project manage like no-one else; I can write policy/regulations; I can facilitate a room of 200+ people; I can research and provide solutions on almost any topic; I’m highly trained in conflict resolution; and I can lead teams to successful outcomes. I’ve got skills, but when I look at my current profession, none of them feel inspiring or important.
I’ve been running down this course for years, knowing on some level, that the collision was going to happen. Knowing that I wasn’t really passionate about what I do, but knowing that I’m damn good at it, and the pay isn’t half bad. But now that the collision is actually occurring, it seems rather clear, that the type of education and profession I stumbled into years ago, has painted me into a meaningless corner. I need to redefine my priorities. I need to find meaning. I need to find purpose. I need to think outside the box.
I don’t have to change the world in an instant, but I have to do something wonderful and meaningful! And, while I don’t need to make a lot of money, I kinda need to pay the bills while I’m at it.
So, what should I do with the rest of my life? I have no idea!
Oh my. I just wrote about lofty goals but I think the lofty ones come from getting the small bits in order . . . then they bubble up when you least expect it. I can’t wait to hear what you decide, storm trooper:).
I still have no idea what im going to do, but just like you say, getting the small bits in order first will probably help. One step at a time, one day at a time. Im pretty confident I’ll eventually get there. And I know I’ll keep you posted here as I write about the journey and eventuall the final destination.
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I sure wish you lived near me! We are working on a homeless initiative in our county and sure could use someone with your skill set. 🙂
Part of professional background actually has a lot to do with at risk populations, so I’d probably absolutely love to be involved in such an initiative! In fact, I think whenever I do actually go back to work, I will likely try to work with some sort of affordable housing association. 🙂
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