Thursday, April 12, 2007

It Took Too Many Years...

but, I've finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up.

I want to be a genie. Actually, I wouldn't mind just looking like a genie for a few days.


Although voted "Most Business Minded" and "Most Likely To Suceed" (as well as "Most Sensitive") in my high school graduating class, my concept of success has greatly changed over the past decade or so.


I'll be honest here. I don't particulary want to work. I don't really want a job. I don't want to be a career person, moving up the corporate ladder - although at one time in my life, that was all I wanted. I wouldn't even care if I was making money, provided I actually had enough money not to care.


Instead of a working for a living, I'm very ready to move into the "life's work" role. I want time - time to be able to make a REAL difference in the world, and in the lives of those around me.

In the last few days, I have been fortunate enough to be asked to be a part of a very special project called "Livee's Loonies." I have had so much fun helping, and have felt renewed in spirit as we've started to create this project.


Our local newspaper featured an article yesterday about inclusion in the community and a huge initiative that will be going into schools, and early learning centers to help teach this very important subject.


They are looking for volunteers to train to do this work - I want the time and financial freedom to sign up as a volunteer for this project.


I am a big believer that all of us have a life story to tell - and I want to touch the lives of those who's life stories have touched me.


I've said it a million times - I am being called to do something profound. And that voice just keeps getting louder and louder and louder.

2 comments:

Camille said...

You did see the article! Me too, me too, I want so much to be part of this... Guess what, the day of the training Emma has a CHEO appointment with Dr. Pothos... What does this mean? I don't know, so I shall call and find out more about it...
Betsy, you are great at touching people in ways nobody else knows out to...
From now on, I shall buy you a lottery ticket once a week, in the hope that we could, at last, just share our world with the rest of the world, as freely and as generously as we could...

Nicole said...

You do something profound every time I read your writing. :) Love you honey!