Why must we define ourselves? Define our purpose in life, who we are, what we do, who we are to become. Who says that this is the way life should be? Who, I ask? And more importantly, why?
I recently read The Giver by Lois Lowry. It was an excellent read and it made me contemplate my purpose in life. Currently I am finishing my Master in Education and am working as an educator (four part-time jobs. Crazy, I know). But I don’t know if this is what I want in life. I don’t know if it is not what I want in life. I don’t know because I don’t know what else is out there for me. But why must we limit ourselves to one thing? Or to one location? I have always wanted to travel without a purpose. Just to see and meet and embrace different people and cultures. I want to….just. go.
Is that realistic? Is this insanity? We make up excuses for ourselves. Why we cannot go somewhere. Or be someone. Really we can do whatever we want. We just have to let ourselves reach that level of clarity. Or is it insanity. Who knows what it is but I hope to reach it very very soon.
Written: November 14 2012