Every morning, you prepare everything for work.
You also planned to go home early and rest, but you always find yourself arriving at your doorsteps late (at night.) 🙁
This has been your routine for years, and the cycle goes on and on.
You have learned to just go with it, just like what everybody else is doing. Just like what the society keeps on telling you.
But then again, after years of doing the same thing over and over again, you woke up one day and felt something weird, something different.
Out of nowhere, you just feel that there must be something… something better and bigger than what life has in store for you. You couldn’t figure it out, but you just knew there is something.
When that happens to you, pay attention. But sadly, most of us just choose to ignore.
But after a few more years, the simple question in your mind has grown immensely… even came to a point when you started to feel like there’s a sinking hole in your stomach. It’s so vivid, so powerful but couldn’t figure out where it is coming from.
When you’ve finally paid attention, you realized that it was yourself , your soul telling you you’ve got a bigger purpose in life… other than your usual job.
It is telling you that your life has more meaning than being a cashier, a waiter or even being a manager at your company.
If you feel stuck, do not worry. If you feel you need to search for something, go for it… look for it.
Reality of our Day Jobs
If you’ve already figured out what you want to do with your life, do it.
Even if it means sticking with your current job.
Let’s all be realistic here. Not all of us have the luxury and money to stop for a while, maybe for a month just to search for what we really want. We all need to survive and pay the bills.
At the least, we also need to be fair with our employer.
Following your heart does not necessarily mean quitting your job.
That may be irresponsible, especially if you have a LOT of responsibilities like a normal Filipino worker (mostly bread-winners). Sometimes doing what you love on the side can even spark some inspiration for your current work and life as a whole.
As for me blogging gives me a sense of purpose and meaning.
But if you’ve come to a point when you’ve found a way to earn a living by just doing what you love, what are you waiting for?
You have a Bigger Purpose
I stumbled upon an interview with an American author, Caroline Myss. She says, “If you have a life, you have a purpose.”
Well, that statement hit me. A spot on! I realized that If I have a bigger purpose in this world. It is definitely not going to the office every day and go home late at night. 🙂
After much contemplation, an epiphany hit me. That my purpose and meaning is to simply write.
And so this blog was born.
Myss further explained,the moment we were born, we all have this what she called “Sacred Contracts.” It’s like a Spiritual document that only your soul recognizes. There is something that you are meant to do.
That’s the reason why there are times when we do something but just didn’t feel right. It’s a sign that you’ve got to keep looking for that fire and passion, and what you’re currently doing isn’t for you.
When you find it, you’ll know because it will just feel right.
For most of us who are left wandering, she explained that it is our job to find it. Chase your purpose and passion. So if you feel frustrated with your work, and unhappy with your life as a whole, it is a sign. It is a sign that you got to keep looking.
As I embark on my journey in pursuing writing and traveling, I have become more at-peace with my day job now. I now see it as a way to become better and tougher as a person. Creating this blog has made my life so meaningful and purposeful that it made me less-frustrated and worried.
At the end of the day, you still have to be fair with your employer right? You still need to perform and do your job well.
If there will come a time that you feel you need to leave, then you may do so. Go ahead.
It’s about time to aim with an eagle’s eye and go for it.
Do not hold back.
In the end, it is better to have a life spent on searching, looking for that meaning, than be stagnant and resent every day.
Life is too short to spend on dreams that are not meant for you. You got to look for your own.
Trust me, it’s going be all worth it.