Working as a Sacred Art

March 22, 2010

By C. J. Stegall-Evans

I worked really hard last week and even had one 15 hour day.  I began the 15 hour day asking “how Lord” and as the fun filled day sped by I ended it saying “thank you, Lord.” Although I work four part-time jobs I am not complaining; I am grateful. I would much rather have four jobs I am passionate about than one job I hate.

In the past few years I have taken to making sound decisions about the kind of life I want to live and what that entails. It has been quite a challenge to find employment that speaks to me as person and as a writer. I have no desire to re-enter the rat-race therefore it is imperative that my jobs revolve around the things I love which are writing, reading, and teaching.

I write from home on a daily basis both for myself and others. I also read from home. I used to always think wouldn’t it be nice having a job where I could read all day? Now, I still can’t believe people pay me to sit on my patio and read; go figure.

This may not seem like much to some of you but I know so many people who are unhappy with their lives.  I wonder at what point do you stop and say this is not the way my life is supposed to look. I fear at some point some of us give up and just start meandering aimlessly through life.

I beseech everyone reading today, to please find that thing that you are passionate about. If you don’t know, think back to when you were a kid. What made you happy? A lot of times we realize who and what we are meant to be when we are younger but time and well-meaning people sway us from our path.  

It’s never too late; so sit down and figure what you want to be when you grow up. Life is too precious to spend one day unhappy or out of place. Go out and make that life you were suppose to live. When you get a chance (today) sit down have a cup of tea (or coffee) and write about the life of your dreams. Feel free to email it to me with dreams in the subject line at cjse@writingasasacredart.com; I love to read. I’m excited for you already!

 


 

 

 

 

 

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