“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot
When we were children, we often had an idea of what we might want to be: police officer, nurse, firefighter, mom, or doctor. I wanted to be a wife and mother. In several of my blogs, I discussed why that did not happen. I am divorced and unable to have children. We also lost a child due to an adoption failure.
After high school, I decided I wanted to work in a nursery school. I took early childhood education classes in college and became a preschool teacher. I did not like teaching children. I do not have the creativity or the patience to succeed in that position. I enjoyed playing with the children but not teaching them. I worked in a daycare for four years.
I wasn’t sure what to do. I thought that my life would include children in one way or another. Even at a young age, I wanted to make a difference. I had a couple of office jobs. I worked for a chiropractor and an insurance company. Then I got my first job where I felt like I made a difference. I found a job in a long-term psychiatric facility. I taught classes, worked with the men on my team, and helped them learn essential life skills. I felt like I made a difference.
I left that job and moved to Fresno to take over the family business. Because I held the position of CEO, I was invited to participate in some community organizations to meet other business individuals and learn from them. Eventually, my brother and I closed the business, and again I felt lost.
I wasn’t sure what to do next. I enjoyed being my own boss and participating in the community. I also enjoyed writing, so I took some classes, learned to write grants, and opened my own business. Unfortunately, I did not like writing grants, so I closed the business.
So, what am I doing now? I am loving life. I am blogging and staying very involved in church and the community. I do have children in my life. My niece and nephews are the light of my world!
I am 61 and could have given up on my journey. However, my journey is not over; I keep looking for the next opportunity to live my life successfully.
What about you? What has your journey been like? Is it taking you in the direction you want to go? Are you settling? Hopefully, your journey will lead you to your dream.
The first step to finding your dream and start changing your life is to take the time to answer the following questions.
1. What beliefs do you carry that may be holding you back?
2. What's your hobby?
3. What's your talent?
4. Who do you like to work with?
5. Where do you enjoy working?
6. What are your passions?
7. How can you turn your passion into work?
8. What inspires you?
9. How do you motivate yourself to take action?
10. What do you dream about?
11. What have you overcome?
12. How do you respond to what others say about you?
13. Why are you here?
14. Who do you admire?
15. What are your weaknesses?
16. What are your goals?
17. How do you plan on accomplishing your goals?
18. What are you grateful for?
19. How can you make yourself better?
20. How can you make the world better?
I encourage you to find your passion. Answer the above questions and start your journey!!.