Showing posts from May, 2011

Wishcasting: Know

It's Wishcasting Wednesday so the gorgeous soul Jamie Ridler is inviting us to cast our wishes into the universe and support others' wishes. Today Jamie asks, "What do you wish to know?"

I wish to know what I am here to do. On my perpetual quest to find my purpose, I get lost, distracted, and confused. "Purpose" is so grand. How do you determine something like that? Am I here to write? Am I here to share some talent of which I'm unaware? Am I here to be the best _____ or an expert in _____? (I haven't filled in those blanks.)

What's more, I always try to equate purpose to income. Is purpose necessarily tied to income? Or am I simply looking for a way to make money while serving a greater purpose like "be kind."

I wish to know the answers to these questions, though life has taught me that there is no magic instruction book that will lead the way. In absence of clear direction, I wish to know that I am on the right path, that I…

New Journal, New Adventures

Recently I had the urge to write and found myself with the seemingly rare opportunity to do so.

I opened my journal and started with the sentence, "I feel like writing, but I don't know what to write." I proceeded to fill six pages at which point I found myself at the end of that journal.

I had started using that composition book in August of 2009 and had finally reached its end. That book saw me through my dog's passing, then my grandfather's. It saw me through infertility struggles and having a baby. Through creative desires, random ramblings, and plentiful questions- some answered, some not. Happiness, anger, desire, fear. It even got adorned with a new cover when I tired of looking at the black and white pattern.

It is the third journal I have filled completely added to a handful of others left partially filled, some reserved for particular purposes.

Reaching the end of a journal feels big. It feels like a major transition. Like it's time for the next big st…