I have tried to live life with both purpose and passion, the John L Scott mantra, but the answer to what that is for me as an individual changes with each new chapter of my life. Purpose; what is my purpose? Deep question. The Real Estate career has been a great fit for me and I have counceled people anxious to get into the sometimes lucrative business and considered writing a book on the topic, but couldn't get my arms around the purpose of that book beyond straight education, and that wasn't motivation enough to start writing. Transitions in peoples lives, it is the transistion, the dreams of moving onward in life, the turmoils of moving, that fill me with passion. Bonnie, my work partner, called me after the diagnosis and said "I know what you should do!" " Write that book now."
Timing...it is not our own timing, but God's timing. Everything for a reason. I've not asked myself "why me?" because I know I got busy with routine things and forgot to connect with the purpose. This is slow down time to ponder and find purpose. I've been asked to slow down by God, I just have to open my heart to hear what path I need to travel. Meanwhile, my daughter, Erica, has stepped in to help with that end. She got her license last year with no real intent to activate it because there was no purpose. There is purpose now. She is my angel and has carried my workload the short time I have been recovering, and doing an excellent job getting me more organized and handling paperwork. Our team is getting stronger.