So while you are trying to find yourself, figuring out what you want to be when you grow up, bemoaning the fate that has brought you to this place in this time, trying to figure out ‘why you’ take a look at who you are in the world right now.  Don’t just do something, stand there and see yourself.  No, don’t go cataloguing all the parts of your body you don’t like.  No beating yourself up for all your flaws and failings.  You’ll have plenty of time to do that later and in fact I bet you have that scheduled throughout your day.  Most of us do.  It’s getting it off the schedule that’s the work of a lifetime, but I digress.

Really look at who you are in this moment.  Are you a doer that is constantly making plans, implementing them, and achieving them or revising and trying again?  Are you someone who sits in one place and makes a safe place for others to come and rest before going out into the world to try some more?  Are you someone who is always looking for the next adventure?  Are you someone who is making beauty where they are in the moment?  Are you creating a home for yourself and others out of the fabric of the world around you?  Are you many of these things?  None?

Take a step out of the everyday, the roles that we use to categorize ourselves, the specifics of the moment and see yourself for all that you are and all that you can do.  Perhaps now is a time to take those skills and apply them in a new way or value them as you never have before.  Perhaps now is a good time to strip the preconceptions you have about yourself or your abilities and see them for themselves. Mix it up and see what happens.  Nurturing is a money-maker if you’re nurturing a newly formed business.  Analytical thinking is an amazing tool that can be used to help teenagers figure out their lives through counseling.  The next adventure could be with the Peace Corps or with inner city kids in Detroit.  Who are you in the world right now and who could you be if you removed the limits from your imagination?