Category: Purpose

Questions to Ask Instead of “What Are You Doing With Your Life?”

Questions to Ask Instead of “What Are You Doing With Your Life?”

Last week I talked about the dreaded question young adults (and people in general) face all too often: “So what are you doing now?” I explained that many of us hate that question because it evokes feelings of shame and…

My Love-Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

My Love-Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

Several years back when Singles Awareness Day – I mean, Valentine’s Day 😜 – was approaching, one of my friends shot me a knowing look. “Are you one of those girls who hates Valentine’s Day?” I was taken aback. How…

What’s Your Personality Type? {Part One: MBTI}

What’s Your Personality Type? {Part One: MBTI}

I’m kind of obsessed with the Myers-Briggs. Not only has it served as a tool in helping me understand myself better, but I also love learning which four letters each of my friends and family members (and TBH, even strangers)…

How Do You Know What Your Strengths Are?

How Do You Know What Your Strengths Are?

It’s classic job interview material. “Tell me about your strengths. What can you add to this organization?” If you’re like most of us, you probably feel a twinge of panic. How do you answer this question? Is there any good answer to…

Nine of the Best Books on Purpose

Nine of the Best Books on Purpose

Last week I talked about my experience with GPS Life Journey and how central it has been in helping me discover what to do in this stage of my life. I really didn’t know what my purpose was before taking…

How I Figured Out What to Do With My Life (My Experience with GPS Life Journey)

How I Figured Out What to Do With My Life (My Experience with GPS Life Journey)

“What do you want to do with your life?” “What are your future plans?” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Those questions and all their relatives have haunted me since day one. The only thing I’ve…

20 Things I’d Tell People in Their 20s

20 Things I’d Tell People in Their 20s

I just turned 30. 😳😱👵🏼 It’s almost surreal to me that my 20s have already come to an end. I remember blowing out 20 candles 10 years ago, feeling so uncertain, yet hesitantly hopeful about what the decade would bring….

Why I’m Not Qualified to Do This (And Why I Am)

Why I’m Not Qualified to Do This (And Why I Am)

It’s taken me an awful long time to get to this point. To hit POST when my anxious little heart yells, “Don’t do it! I think it’s a trap!” I’ve known I’m supposed to write for more than a year,…

Mayday

Mayday

May 1st is meaningful to me. I don’t think anyone else really knows its significance – not my closest friends, and probably not even my parents, who were there with me on the balmy Florida day when this journey all…