Living My Purpose

Every year my husband reads The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. If you've never read it, hop on Amazon (or your preferred book seller) or run over to your local library and pick it up ASAP. It's a quick read, and worth every word from page one, word one. I don't read it annually, but I've read it at least three times since the first time, and each time it gives me a renewed sense of purpose.

One of the major lessons learned from the book is that when you are living your life's purpose the universe lines itself up to help you achieve it. When you are putting in the work to realize your dreams, even though you may not see immediate results, know that it's all coming together.

A year ago I decided (with the love and support of my friends and family - my best friend/husband in particular) to leave my 9 to 5, and start writing full-time. Once I made the decision I fully committed to it, but I was terrified. I have plenty of moments where I wonder if the choice I made was the right one, and whether all the work I am doing will ever amount to a sustainable career, but when I have those moments, the universe usually provides me with some sign that I am in fact living my purpose.

You have just as much right as anyone else to manifest your dreams. The only thing standing between you and that dream is your own belief that you can achieve it, your willingness to put in the work to get you there, the strength to keep going when others might quit, and the drive to sustain you. Trust in your purpose and know that the universe will see you through.


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