Two years ago I read that purpose is where deep gladness meets the world's needs and knew that I had to unearth this gladness. This summer I got a chance to make a wholehearted effort at this when my 13-year job in Human Resources came to an end.
My big dragon to slay was thinking that my talents weren't tangible, marketable, a "real job." I have spent the last five months "unmaking a living," as my favorite poet David Whyte has put it. This time has been such a gift. I've cleared, sorted, reflected, completed undone things, and reconnected with family and friends.
Now, I am ready to offer to the world what I do best: help people clear the clutter in their lives to make room for the good stuff. I've been doing it all my life. Turns out my gladness has been there all along. I just needed to make room for it.