What is your purpose?

Hello my friends and family,

It has been a while. I was just reviewing my past blog posts and see it was August since I posted last. It has been on my to do list each month and I admit I held back from it because I haven’t been feeling my usual chipper self. I think it is important to acknowledge all of our emotions and mental health state and I have been in a stressful one for a while now. I have missed working in a nature park and being in the human resources field in a corporate environment again has brought me down. I take full-responsibility for my thoughts and actions and that is a good step to making changes that I need and helping me find my purpose.

That is something I have been thinking about this year, what is my purpose? I believe it to be a light in this world to help others. But I have been trying to figure out how? By volunteering? In my job that brings me down? How can I be a light when I feel negative? This pondering includes a lot of questions that will vary for each person. I think we do need to acknowledge our pain and fear that holds us back from pursuing our passions and purpose. I have “Imposter syndrome” sometimes where I feel like I am not smart enough, don’t have a good memory for much, or couldn’t possibly be an expert in anything. But a friend just told me yesterday that we all go through that- and she is quitting her job to go back to go to Graduate School to pursue her passion in science and that inspires me. I am inspired by other people exploring and going for their passions. I love customer service, positive psychology, nature, and giving service so what can I do with those passions? I can quit my current position and go for a job in a positive work space where I can develop and learn more about the natural world of Oregon and hopefully work in a park or something related to helping the environment. I am concerned about the future of this planet for future generations so I think a park environment would be the best place to show others the importance of this Mother Earth and to help protect it.

I am also passionate about traveling. We get to go to Virginia again in a few weeks to see some more of our loved ones so I am looking forward to that. I did promise you some more pictures from more of our summer(to present) adventures so here you go.

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Cottonwood Canyon was one of our favorite new Oregon state parks we discovered- used to be a ranch and nice to see some of Oregon’s more desert like landscapes(Also the cover photo for this blog was taken there too- we loved this place- it was hot and great to walk around and play in the river)
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Dahlia festival- so many flower festivals in Oregon!
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A nice reminder in Missouri from Harry Potter
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Loved this Botanical Gardens in St Louis, Missouri
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A big plant at the garden!
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Me in my pink element at the garden
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We loved St. Louis, nice to walk around parks like this one and eat some good food
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Elephant Rocks Park, looks like a turtle rock here to me!
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Had a family reunion and my cousin recommended Elephant Rocks on the way to St Louis!
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We got to bond with my cousin Jason this summer and his cute dog here Bullseye in the Columbia river by his floating home
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Love the skylines here in Oregon
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Santa Monica, CA, nice to visit my nephew/sis and see some of the sunny and warm CA

I did get to see a lot of Oregon State Parks this year with Ian like we wanted and more to explore. We have done a lot this year and even though job wise I haven’t been where I want to be yet, I can’t deny that we have seen a lot and have some wonderful memories here in Oregon and travels in California and Missouri!

I am looking forward to 2020, a new decade and hope you are too and that you keep going for your passions and find your purpose! If you need a good inspiration towards that, Carin Rockind has a wonderful PurposeGirl podcast I have been following that is very inspiring and she is also on social media! Cheers!

Love to all,

Anna

 

3 thoughts on “What is your purpose?

  1. Loved it! I too am going through something similar. The place were I was working suddenly ended my assignment after telling me that they were going to hire me. I know it is good sign that something that suits me better is coming. This year will be better for everyone! Love and miss you.

    Love, Gloria

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