Yeah, those last two posts were just to get me warmed up for what’s really been on my mind lately.
Last Sunday, I was watching an Oprah special, and she talked about each one of us having a purpose for being here – for being alive in this world. And then she said – and I feel like it was directed right at me – “If you don’t know your purpose, then you need to make it your top priority to find your purpose as quickly as you can.” Uh oh. I’ve been doing this all wrong for the past 29 years.
I’ve spent my life chasing after my passions and trying to pick one – or two – or ten. If I had to list some things I am passionate about, my list would be a mile long and include things like:
- gay issues
- cupcake trucks
- farmers markets
- holistic medicine
- helping others
But what is my purpose in life? What am I supposed to be doing? What’s my calling? I’ve always felt like I’ve just been running around trying to find something, but I couldn’t figure out what it was. And now I know – I’ve been trying to find my purpose.
Now, here’s the scary part: I have no clue what it is. None. Nada. Not the foggiest idea why I’m here. And I feel like my time is running out, and I don’t want to waste this life I’ve been given. I want to make a difference. I want to do what I’m meant to do.
So, I ask in all sincerity: Do you know your purpose? What is it? How did you find it?