How to find your purpose

It’s funny to be writing a blog post about finding your purpose when I remember myself googling it a couple of years ago. My mum always used to say God has a plan, and I never listened. And honestly, I didn’t believe it until I started understanding that it’s not always what you think.

It’s funny to be writing a blog post about finding your purpose when I remember myself googling it a couple of years ago. My mum always used to say God has a plan, and I never listened. And honestly, I didn’t believe it until I started understanding that it’s not always what you think.

It was right in front of me all this time.

I have been writing from as soon as I learned how to. From short stories to really bad song lyrics, I have done it all. But to me, this didn’t seem like the right purpose. No, I wanted a “cool” talent. Like being a singer, actor… To me, that glamorous lifestyle seemed way more attractive than all writers or journalist put together.

And I feel like this is something we all do. Seeing someone else be successful can sometimes give the illusion that you will be just as successful. In reality, we all know only the lucky ones are making millions. But still, it sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

So as a young child I chased fortune and fame, even if I was truly horrible at it. Convincing myself that was the only thing out there. Getting older I decided I would prove to everyone that I was smart enough to be a lawyer. So I went to law school, you are reading this correctly. I am the one person that went to law school to get back at my high school chemistry teacher.

Still writing constantly and passionately. I went to school denying my love for wringing completely. Even if I had so many word documents with all my book ideas shoved in the back corner of my computer. I would deny it’ existence.

And I truly believe we all have something we love doing and are just too afraid to share with the world. Even if it is a small maybe insignificant thing you love, it’s important to keep doing it.

Stop thinking of stability

Ironically stability in the money scared has scared me all my life. I come from a decent well of family and have never come short of anything. But growing up going to Zimbabwe and seeing some of my family members struggling scared me a lot.

My mum always used to tell me stories about how they used to have everything and spent all their money. She always used to tell me to be smart with my money and think before I do something.

So every chose I made until now has been with stability in mind. But lately, I have learned nothing is stable society just teaches us what they think is stable. Think about it, become an accountant seems like a good and stable career right? But have you ever thought of the fact that you can get laid off and lose your job at any given moment? I guess it’s not so stable after all.
Every decision has risks attached to it and understanding that can be one of the most important things to pursuing your purpose in life.

It might be very different from everyone else

Writing has always been my passion and understanding that it would make me different from my friends was so hard. Recently I realized that writing doesn’t involve a degree, it means to practice. When my friends are going out to university. I am sitting behind my laptop learning every single thing I need to know. And that is OKAY. Chances are I won’t be as successful as them. But that’s okay because I truly believe I will get there. This is the amazing thing about having a passion. It keeps you motivated and wakes you up in the middle of the night.

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