Recently I’ve been presented with many different work opportunities. I will admit that sometimes it’s challenging for me to make a decision. Sure, a few times I’ve been offered a project that I immediately knew wasn’t a good fit. In those instances, saying no came easily. However, other projects could either be something great or something not so great. I typically trust my gut instincts but what if your gut tells you (like mine was) “Hmm, I’m not sure. Maybe. Maybe not.”
A fellow blogger (and psychic) Catherine and I have been emailing about making decisions. She asked me about my Life Mission. She said once I figure out my Life Mission, it may be easier to make certain decision. I can ask myself if this decision is aligned with my Life Mission.
She referred me to her blog to read more about it. I ran over to check out her posts and immediately began doing the suggested exercises. As a child, I loved to read books and magazines and I also loved writing. I wanted to be Judy Blume. As an adult, I am now a magazine and web writer who still admires Judy Blume!
I think my Life Mission is something along the lines of “Opening people’s minds to new options in health and well-being by experiencing these options and sharing my experiences.” By the way, that is a direct quote from Catherine. I love trying out various health modalities, such as hypnosis, and then writing about it. Since I have a local online column, many of my friends read my work. I have received a lot of feedback from them. Even total strangers email me about my writing. People have commented how they admire the fact that I put myself out there, try these “crazy” things and then writing about them. I feel good about the fact that I may be demystifying healing modalities and opening up the possibility for others to try them.
I’ve also been called a Connector. For example, I have a friend who is in real estate. She wants to be successful at selling houses. I have a friend who makes sprays using essential oils infused with Reiki. I know she has made a spray for someone who was trying to sell her house. I just connected these two friends. I do this all the time.
One thing Catherine suggests is coming up with a cute phrase or name that sums up your Life Mission. Her’s is Fairy Godmother. I LOVE that name. I haven’t been able to come up with my own. One of my editors called me the Suburban Seeker. I liked the alliteration but I don’t want to be called Suburban since I am a city girl in my bones 🙂
According to Catherine, when you find your Life Mission is will make the hairs on your neck stand up. I’m not sure I am quite there yet but I am getting close.
What about you? Have you found your Life Mission? Do you have any suggestions as to a cute name for mine?