The Beginning of the Road

In which our intrepid life explorer starts to ask those all important questions.

Since my Finding Myself post the other day, I’ve started to ask myself lots of questions, almost daily. The sorts of questions I’ve been asking are:

What makes me happy?
What makes me sad?
What do I enjoy the most?
What bothers me most about life?
What brings me the most joy in life?
What do I do well?

There are plenty more but that kind of gives you the general idea of where I’ve been trying to direct my thoughts and energies in recent times.

So What Have I Found Out?

In answering these questions I’ve realised that I don’t really know myself that well at all and that’s quite a scary thought you know? I’ve started to find out more about myself doing this though, especially by asking the most important question of all:

What is my goal/purpose in life?

Now, that’s a hard nut to crack and I’m nowhere near getting to the bottom of that one properly. Clearly, before everything happened I would have said without hesitating that it was to try and be the best husband to Sarah, be the best father to my two wonderful girls and to provide for my family.

Not all of that is true any more now so surely there must be something else, something more? I think I’m going to have to work a lot harder before I truly get to the bottom of that one.

If life is supposed to be such a gift, why are so many of us sick of our lives? Do we even know what we’re doing, or are we simply just wasting away, waiting for the end?

One thing I have definitely decided is not to live other people’s dreams, to have my own. The most important thing all of us should remember is that it’s never too late to live!

What I’ve quite quickly realised by doing this Q and A with myself is the following:

  1. Don’t take yourself too seriously
  2. Know what your purpose in life is
  3. Dare to dream
  4. Enjoy life

I’m not saying I’ve got all the answers I need, far from it, but I aim to live my life going forward using these four things as a guide. There’s still a lot of hard work ahead to truly know who I am and where I think I’m going, but the first steps have been taken down that road; who knows how long this journey is going to be or where it’s going to take me?!

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3 Responses to “The Beginning of the Road”

  1. Russ says:

    The answer to all of them is 42!!