I wish I knew what my purpose is in life. I feel like I've spent most of the last ten years in search of ikigai. Right before the pandemic hit, I had made a plan to go out in search of my life's purpose whether it was to become a forest ranger, a master gardener, a writer, a world traveler/explorer or a foster child's advocate. Obviously, the timing of my pursuits was not ideal.

How does one know when they've found their ikigai? Does it bring peace? Does it boost self-esteem? Is it something you're naturally good at and would do all day long for free?

I don't know if my struggle is related to the fact that I like to do lots of things but don't love any of them. The only thing I absolutely love is walking through a forest alone. Not sure how I can turn that into a life's purpose without developing more skills (mainly artistic) but it's a start, isn't it?

Far more interesting internally than externally. I write to quiet the voices. Deleted Facebook & Twitter thereby immediately quieting 1000’s of voices.

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