Each Wednesday I participate in Jamie Ridler’s Wishcasting. Today’s prompt is
What Do You Wish to Discover?
I’ve been thinking about this all day. I started trying to write about it this morning when I was scribbling my morning pages, but it’s a tough nut to crack. Actually, it’s not a tough nut to crack. What’s difficult is trying to figure out how to say what it is that I need to discover. I know what it is.
I want to discover my purpose. I do not know what it is that I’m supposed to be doing with my life. I thought at one point I knew what it was, but that opportunity has past. I was really happy doing professional development for teachers, but I’ve been out of that game and disconnected from that community for too long. I know that going back to teaching isn’t really an option (that PhD I got to help with professional development) has priced me out of the classroom, which means I can’t really get back into that game. And with the state of public education, I don’t think I really want to do it in the first place.
I’d like to do something with adults and writing, but I’m not at all sure how to make money at that.
So that’s the big one for me. What is it that I’m supposed to be doing? It really feels like so many piece of my life are coming together in exactly the way they are supposed to. But there is this one little thing…that truly isn’t so little when you think about how many hours a day I’m engaged in it. I’ve been thinking about it a lot this week as tomorrow’s my birthday, and I really feel like I need a solid plan for this coming year….or at least a direction to head.
What do you wish to discover this week?