Post Written By Kim Fuller/ Kim Fuller Photography
I was talking with a friend one day and she asked me if I feel I am living my life’s purpose. It’s kind of like asking, “What are we doing on this planet?” or “What is the meaning of life?”
I had to think about how I would even know what my life’s purpose is and then realized that only I could decide that.
Was my purpose to raise healthy, happy children? Was it to be a good wife and friend? Maybe I had made enough people happy through my photographs, so that was it. All those things I have to say, I have enjoyed and found success in but was any of them my life’s purpose?
I started to think about the “to do” lists I make each day that are driven by my sense of responsibility and the need to survive. I have to eat and be warm so I work and try to keep a roof over my family’s heads. I “need” to clean the house so we can be comfortable being in it. But if I could get rid of all the “to do’s” what would be left? Would I discover my ultimate purpose?
I think the important thing is to just ask myself these kinds of questions once and a while. Maybe I don’t need a definitive answer but it reminds me to check in to how I am in the world. The question got me thinking about setting clearer goals for myself and putting my creative ideas in to reality and not just leaving them floating around in my thoughts. So, maybe I won’t find my purpose in the next few days but it’s been worth exploring and seeing what comes up. The bottom line is that I want to be a compassionate, kind person while doing the “to do list” but also find space to fulfill my need to be creative.
Creative or Die right?