We set it off with Spirituality in August, followed up by Personal Development in September. October was the month of Health, which flowed seamlessly into Purpose-Work in this month of November. I have experienced this solo coaching program as a building of one major life area on top of another.
I opted to use this month, as an opportunity to WRITE. I have been posting to the blog more consistently, participating in NaNoWriMo and even inquired about submitting work to a local online magazine called Open Mic!
I wanted to mention to you, Darling Readers who are keeping step with me during these life-changing months, that if you are not sure what you life purpose is, then there are two important things that you can do for yourself.
The first, is to make yourself most useful wherever you find yourself. A Teacher of mine suggests that we are not born with only one set purpose, but discover endless purposes in our lifetimes. She says that your purpose is whatever you can do to serve a need, wherever you find yourself. If it is to nurse a sick child back to health, or to feed a displaced person, that is your purpose for the moment, and it is wise to fulfill that purpose with high excellence. (Isn't that beautiful?)
The second thing you can do, right now, is to make it your work to figure out what your life's work is, in this current phase of living. I have been a writer since I was 4 years old. I have felt a book scratching to get born through me. I feel like I am pregnant with this work.
And, I know I can birth it. My mama once said to me that she believed that if I was ever imprisoned, without pen and paper, that I would spill my own blood to write. I have also wanted to be a teacher since I was a small child being asked the cliché question of what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I personally believe that a part of my mission on the planet (blending writing with teaching and) is to gather a collection of writings from among my Sisters and me to create volumes of wisdom for our Daughters. Every sister I am led to share this idea with thinks it's a wonderful idea and agrees with me wholeheartedly. So, that is the work I am dedicating this Sweet November to as my 28th birthday looms, on the gloriously bright horizon.
What is your work? I would love to know.