I recently had a conversation with a friend who shared that she used to be career driven… that advancing in her career was her main focus in life. Unfortunately it took a toll on her mind, body, and life. She had to stop and refocus on the other things that made up her life, such as her husband, friends, leisure activities, etc. This got me reflecting, thinking as well what makes up my life. I was surprised to discover that although I am a go-getter, my job does not make up my whole life, nor are my decisions focused around obtaining or maintaining a “successful” career. This is because I realized in the last few years that a job could not bring me true happiness because it occupied only one part of me. I discovered that the happiness I currently feel comes from when I am with people or in a place where I am accepted for all that I am and loved… and that’s when I am alone being still, doing yoga, appreciating nature, with God, and in the company of Daniel, friends and family. Side note: a career can definitely make a person’s life; for me, and for my friend, it didn’t.
What makes your life?