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2014 marked 4 years of moving out of my old life and stepping into a brand new life. It marked being divorced for exactly one year. I made it a normal practice with each year to not make any resolutions. It is my practice to resolve to set goals. 2014 is the year in which I made the goals of finding a job with purpose and moving into my own space.
It was not just about finding a job, but to searching for a job with purpose. I wanted to join a new organization that made a difference in some way and my 7yo DD asked me one day “mom what is your legacy?”. This set the ball in motion to really think “what is my legacy”, what can I pass on? When she asked the question I could not provide an immediate answer. After months of sending resumes and searching my emails for open positions I decided to look more at organizations that provided a “PURPOSE”. What does a job with PURPOSE mean? For me a job with PURPOSE is one where I am passionate and committed to the mission of the organization. It is a wonderful feeling to look forward to each morning when you are excited about making a difference and offering feedback that will benefit the lives of others.
I am fortunate to say that my goal was realized and I have found my job with PURPOSE. The next phase is moving with the kids. If I include moving for the first time from home to college, this is my seventh time moving. It is exciting to plan a new space but hectic when you think of all the things you have accumulated in the last 4 years. The one good thing that comes from moving is you can purge any and everything you are no longer using. I go through the kids clothes and either give away items or send to a consignment store. It feels good to get organized and donate things that are of no use. I wish I could say setting goals is an easy task but it takes mapping out a plan and putting the gears in MOTION!