I am about a month and a half from my 46th birthday. I have been doing a lot of self reflection to figure out the who, what, when where, why and how in my life. I guess my current events outline from 7th grade is really helpful with this period in my life.
I feel like I have been doing a life review for the past ten years, trying to figure out who I am and what I want out of life. I have been getting some ideas about the who and the what. I would like the when to be sooner than later, but I am thinking that the when is going to take some time. I know the why is because I want to look back on my life and say that I did everything I wanted to do that was in my power. I don’t want to look back and say I didn’t do something because I was afraid to do it. The where and the how might be the biggest struggle I have.
Who: I want to live a holistic life. I want to spend time in nature. I want to be calm and mindful. I want to be healthy and at a good weight with eating good healthy foods.
What: I want to do something with holistic health. I want to be a teacher. I want to help people live their best life and support them in different ways so that they can be happy and healthy.
When: I would like to make changes sooner than later, but I also understand that there is a process and one that I have to take seriously.
Where: I would love to be able to do this close to home, but I would also love to be able to explore and doing it in different places
Why: I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to teach people how to live a more healthy and holistic life but within a doable manner.
How: This is where I struggle the most. I want to be able to afford to just take classes and get a bunch of certifications. I know that it is not doable to do it this way so I need to figure out a way to financially do it without killing myself. I would love to find a place to work with others and maybe even travel and teach in a less structured environment. I would love to work with a group that does workshops and things like that. Workshops don’t fit into my ideal schedule, but it could be so much fun to do that type of work.
So now that I have an idea of what I want to do, I just need to figure out the how. I don’t want to work with mental health any longer. I want to work with mental wellness, which to me is a totally different thing. I think I know what my north star is, I just need to find a way to follow it!
I feel liek the process of becoming you is a lifelong process. Do you work on becoming you and following your true north star, or do you just follow the path that was set for you wither bu others or by yourself before you truly knew who you were?