Are you living your life purpose — or still searching? Day 4

Now this a challenging question.

Growing up as a Gen X first generation kid of immigrant South American/Caribbean parents, my “purpose” was to fulfill the expectations set for me without question.

Our household rules were unspoken and simple:

Stay out of trouble. Get good grades and be on the honor role. Don’t ever ask about going to sleepovers, school trips “away” or going to a friend’s house to “hang out”. You can be a doctor or lawyer – choose one. And as a daughter, I had a bunch more rules to follow.

It took an embarrassingly long time to realize that I was not living my life purpose but better late than never, right?

So I don’t feel that I have a “defined” life purpose.

For the time being, my “purpose” is to return to the self I always was but never had a chance to know and to rediscover the things that give me joy.

That is my life purpose for now.

Are you living your life purpose or are you still searching?

Join in on this March challenge.

22 thoughts on “Are you living your life purpose — or still searching? Day 4

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  3. It is definitely never too late. I used to think starting to live and do something in life in my soon-to-be late thirties was too late. Or maybe it’ll be in my forties. Lol. Though, I believe there is still time to live and go wild. 😊

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  4. I think that I may be getting closer to my life purpose now. Even though I was born here and told pretty much to go to school and stay away from boys, I never knew who I was. I also always felt under other people’s shadows. They seemed to have so much together, and I remember as a child someone asked me what I want to be and I mimicked my cousin by saying, “I want to be a lawyer.” Well, she is one today and I am proud of her, but law wasn’t in my blood.

    Anyhow, I feel I am closer now. I quit my day job and began writing copy more seriously and pushing my knitting business to the front. Life is more than work, however, we have to be happy with ourselves.

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    1. So much of what you said resonates with me. Keep your head down, stay away from boys and saying what others expect to want…Congrats on following YOUR path and taking control.

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  5. Finally living my purpose. I grow up in a house where I wasn’t taught the value of education, saving money, having good credit, and most important as a women establish my own foundation. Yes, finally I am living my purpose and it feels good.❤️

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