“I GET TO” has also been a reminder of how I felt the day I was released from the hospital after my stroke and emergency brain surgery.
When I was going through all of “that” I was never scared and I never once thought I was going to die. After 10 days in the hospital (7 in ICU), the orderly wheeled me down and out the doors to Mr. Fantastic. The doors whooshed open and as the fresh air washed over me I started to cry. It was at that moment I realized that some part of me hadn’t been sure that I would ever get to be outside again.
I am lucky for so many reasons and I do not want to take one second of my life for granted. I think that is why I am pushing to “find my purpose” and make sure that I am making a difference and not wasting any of my precious time.
My venture has taught me many things about myself. I am taking what I’m learning about myself and putting it into action! I loved this line from Mark Manson —
Discovering what you’re passionate about in life and what matters to you is a full-contact sport, a trial-and-error process. – Mark Manson
I’ve realized that my list of things that I’m passionate about, that I enjoy doing, that come naturally to me and that I am learning about and trying to master, might just be my passion and purpose. My purpose and happiness do not have to lead to big piles of cash (I’ve never been motivated by money anyway) but to continue to live my life with no regrets. I’m going to keep getting out there and trying things to see what fits best. In the meantime, I’m having a wonderful time just being out and doing.