I finally stopped and took some time to speak with a friend today about the future, where I see myself in a few years, and what I want from life.
I shared with her that I am not sure exactly what I want to do, and that I find it hard to get on a path without a destination in mind. A common problem in your late twenties, as I know several of my friends are in the same boat.
She gave me a piece of advice I wasn't expecting but loved as soon as I heard it.
She said, "If you don't know what you want to do with your life, know what you want to stand for in life."
Being twenty years my senior, she has had her ups and downs, and has gone through a lot of what I am experiencing now. She decided that what she wanted to emphasize in her life was GRACE, and everything she does she tries to live graciously, carry herself with grace, and teach others to be gracious.
This really gave me something to think about. It is so easy to get caught up with making more money, getting a promotion, constantly striving to be better-to be 'more.' But more what? How do I want to live my life? How do I want to represent myself?
Do you have something you constantly strive to achieve, a way of life that you try to exude?