Daily Life, Women with Purpose

Introducing: The Women with Purpose Series

November 27, 2014

I have an exciting new project on the blog coming in 2015 that I want to share with you all!

It is a series called “Women with Purpose” and is something I have been thinking deeply about for a while but I have not done anything about it, until today.

This is what purpose means if you are not sure.

purpose

ˈpəːpəs/
noun
 
  1. 1.
    the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
    “the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee”
     
  2. 2.
    a person’s sense of resolve or determination.
    “there was a new sense of purpose in her step as she set off”
  1. have as one’s intention or objective.
    “God has allowed suffering, even purposed it”

I am still finding my purpose. I am often stuck with a feeling in my stomach that I am not doing what I am meant to be doing, but I don’t know what it is that I am meant to be doing instead, but I know it is not what I am doing now. Confused yet? I am!

There are lots of women out there who do amazing, wonderful and scary things while finding their purpose – ranging from self publishing a book, to living on a tropical island to starting their own businesses or changing careers.

I am keen to explore  what sets them apart from others, what was SCARY about taking the plunge to reach their purpose and what was the biggest learning from their experiences.

We all have ideas, but we don’t often do ANYTHING about them.

FACT. MOST AMAZING THINGS ARE HARD HARD WORK.

I currently have about 58 things that I would love to ‘plunge’ into.

The top ten include.

1. Walking into work tomorrow and screaming that I am leaving (and actually doing it without feeling guilty).

2. Moving to Thailand for a year.

3. Ringing up a health care agency and going to work for in the outback doing whatever (because I think what we have done so far for Aboriginal health sucks balls).

4. Blogging every day for a year and see what happens.

5. Writing a book.

6. Finishing an ironman.

7. Starting a cat cafe.

8. Volunteering overseas.

9. Getting FIVE new cats (without telling the Ginger Hunk).

10. Travelling with the Ginger Hunk in the USA for a year in a van.

As I sit on the edge of changing my life SLIGHTLY to make more time for writing, dreaming, travelling and creating…I wonder what is holding me back?

The safety of my job?

My income?

The FEAR that I will fail?

Judgement from others that I am living outside of the box?

(Who in HELL is going to buy my book about my cat who goes on a cultural escapade anyway?)

In my “Women with Purpose” series… we are going to talk about ‘the plunge’… why we take it, and why we don’t, what was scary and what was awesome.

I shall be taking to extraordinary women, who are doing amazing things, outside of the normal nine to five.

I anticipate to feature these posts fortnightly or monthly in 2015.

If you are a women with a purpose, who has taken a risk, changed their life, or is living outside of the norm, I would love to hear from you! 

What kind of women inspire you?

Email me at : ashleigh@mymeow.com.au

 

 

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