I don’t remember at any point during my childhood or young adult life, anyone asking me this question. Do you?
I remember being asked “what do you want to be when you grow up” and answering with some sort of job title (whichever job I happened to think sounded good at the time).
No one ever asked WHO I wanted to be, or HOW I WANTED TO FEEL.
It’s a game changer, isn’t it?
I’m pretty sure I didn’t want to wake up and push the snooze button four times, dreading the fact that I had to go spend another day sitting in a cube in an office, doing office work. I don’t remember feeling anything while I was doing that except frustration.
Did you actually even choose what you REALLY wanted to do when you went to college?
I wanted to major in dance. Nothing made me happier than dancing.
My first year of junior college, someone, I can’t remember who, told me I would never make any money with my degree, so I chose something different. Advertising.
I’d always been good at drawing, and I enjoyed being creative, but it felt like a struggle.
Who knows if dance would have been any better – I believe that everything happens for a reason and all of it helped to shape me into the person I am today – I’m grateful for all of the experiences, jobs, and lessons I’ve learned.
Choosing exactly how you want to feel helps you to make more empowered choices. Choices that take your mind, body and Soul into consideration. – Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map
How do you want to feel?
I want to feel inspired, playful, happy, carefree, fearless, confident, grateful, creative, healthy, love . . .I could go on.
It may have taken me many years to even consider the question, but once I did, I felt the shift.
It’s the shift that feels like you are finally living your life on purpose.
I’m sharing this because I want to make sure it’s a question you are asking yourself today and every day. Maybe no one has ever asked YOU the question, but it’s one you should really explore.
How do you want to feel?
Let’s start talking about THAT. Let’s all aspire to create a life that FEELS GOOD.
Let’s do this!
P.S. The image above is from my 50th birthday. I bungee jumped off of a bridge in Whistler, Canada. I’m so happy the photographer took this picture! It so perfectly shows how I want to FEEL.
What about you? Can you recall a time when you really felt amazing? Tell me about it in the comments, I’d love to hear about it!
Enjoy your weekend!