Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lost...

Is it just me or does anyone else wake-up some days and just feel more lost in life than other days. I am so grateful for all that I have in my life: a loving husband, two beautiful and healthy children, amazing family, wonderful friends, a great dog! So why is it that lost is a word that I would use to explain myself in certain facets of life...are we all on some level, lost?
Today I was lucky enough to take part in a career assessment/personal development session with a great consultant. (I will leave his name out for now as I am not sure how he feels about that.) I feel lately, well since having kids, a little lost in my direction and path for career and personal development. I enjoy selling Real Estate as I truly enjoy people, the flexibility it allows me with my family, and the diversity it gives in all aspects; But I am not sure I got into Real Estate for the reason of a love for my career, or because it seemed like a great adventure and an avenue that seemed fitting (as both my parents are Realtors). And so, here I am, 28 with a husband, two kids and a dog, trying to find myself.
In all honesty, I feel too old to be feeling this way...isnt that ridiculous! But with kids, I thought I should know it all by now, joking!
I followed a different life's journey then many of my friend; and arriving at different life milestones at different times has seemed to put separation between some of us. I guess this is true in life as we get older, we surround ourselves with people who have similar interests and values; No longer are we just friends because we sat beside each other in grade 9 math class. At 16 I found my, now, husband. We married 6 years later (almost to the day) and shortly after had the surprise of our life...I was pregnant with baby number one...and when he was 8 months, surprise number two: pregnant again! Now, together for 11.5 years, married for 5.5, we are into full swing as husband & wife, parents & family. Would I change the way it happened...absolutely not; however, our way of doing things seems to mirror more of our parents era opposed to ours these days. Where we live, the average age for a first time mother is around 35. This being the case, career took the priority, family after. And so, here I am feeling ahead of the "game" in some facets and lost in others. I am now trying to find myself, what makes me tick, and who I am aside from wife and mother. Despite having a family, this isn't the only thing that fulfills a person. In some ways it makes you want to seek out yourself even more. Self identity is an important thing and I strive to find that part of my life.
Lately, I really have enjoyed writing, and I have been OVERWHELMED with the positive feedback, support and following. THANK-YOU! What initially started as a place to write some thoughts and share some photos has turned into something more; something I never realized I would love doing so much. So thank you for reading. I hope that in some way it helps you: whether to inspire, motivate, make you laugh or cry, to share mom moments, or at least just give you something to read for a few minutes!
So as I pick my way through my thoughts on life I will keep writing...who knows, maybe that's where I will end up!?
To those of you fortunate to have found your calling, your passion...congrats because with that passion, the world is at your fingertips!
And for those still searching, don't settle for anything less than you deserve because I strongly feel that when you are passionate for what you do, you will go far (and have a smile on your face and love in your heart)!

For those of you feeling lost in the world of kids, partnership and parenthood...i am here anytime! And for those of you confident, passionate and loving life in the world of self-identity and career...expect my phone calls soon ;-)

xoxo

Part of the testing I went through today was based upon Myers Briggs. If you're interested, here is the link for further information. It is pretty crazy when you narrow your personality the careers that would suit you and where you find the passions!

http://www.myersbriggs.org/



"When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.” ~Unknown

“Never underestimate the power of passion.” ~Eve Sawyer

"Chase your passion, not your pension." ~Denis Waitley

"There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson." ~Anthony Robbins

2 comments:

  1. Great post, you are not alone Brittany. I think we all feel lost sometimes and we want to do something that inspires us everyday instead of just, 'doing our job' to pay the bills. good for you for expressing it!

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  2. Lady! We all have something to teach and much to learn. xoxoxoxxo you are loved!

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