Gratitude: Insightful Acquaintance
I’m starting a new series on this blog, titled Gratitude. These are letters to experiences and/or people in my life for which I am deeply grateful. I hope you enjoy reading these.
Dear Insightful Acquaintance,
I want to thank you for challenging me to be more. On New Year’s Eve, you asked me what I wanted to do. I stammered. Um? Store owner? Project manager? Every lame excuse of a profession I put out there you countered with, “but you could do so much more.” And, I know you’re right.
I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I don’t have the answers. I have ideas, so many ideas. Do I want to rock social enterprises? Bond altruism and business? Lead people to live the lives of their dreams? Shine like a beacon of light to others who want to live authentically? Bring joy, laughter and the arts to children? Mentor adolescent girls through difficult times? Provide jobs to the economically disadvantaged? Support young designers by opening a store? I really and truly don’t know.
But, I do know that I want more. I want do do something that matters. So when I start to flail or worry or settle, I hear your voice in my head echoing, “but you could do so much more.” And for that push, that nugget of motivation, I am extremely grateful.