Living with Purpose and Intention

A couple weeks ago Evan and I went to Florida for a much a needed getaway. While on vacation, every morning we would pack up our gear and go fishing. As I sit here reminiscing, I visualize myself as the fish, hooked on the other end of the line, fighting for it's life and fighting against something that it cannot control.

Looking back into my 20's, I feel like I struggled and stumbled through life because I was selfish. I was trying to bite off more than I could chew, trying to find love and hanging out people I shouldn't have. Every mistake has led me to this point. My breaking point. 

I'm turning the big 3-0 at the end of the year, and I feel like my life is nowhere near where I had imagined it to be. I thought I would be married by now with a couple kids, working in my dream job, and hopefully making a difference in this world. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy. I have a full time job that pays the bills, Hello Monday as an amazing freelance job, an amazing boyfriend of almost 6 years, a roof over my head and an amazing family who supports every decision I make. So what more could I want?

I feel myself being called into a different direction in my career. My passion is and always will be designing but I want to help others and make a difference in this world. We're all created to contribute in this world, and I feel like my passions and talents are not being used the way they are meant to be. So I've be questioning, how can I give back? A couple ideas have come to mind, but instead of jumping into them I am going to take my time and when I get the signal to let go, I'm going to. It only took me about 10 years to realize that with faith, patience, strength and passion we can truly discover who we are meant to be. We are meant to live a life full of purpose and intention.


  1. As much as your 20's might not be ending as you originally planned, think of how much you have learned and grown along the way! And how much fun we had during the good times. I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments and completely understand the feeling that is pulling at your heart as I feel it, too, and especially felt it when I was working full time doing something that didn't give back. You'll find your path, and like you said, when it comes, you'll know.


  2. Not much in our lives goes as planned, but if we do live with purpose and intention things have a way of working out. Meaningful work is definitely something I struggle with, have struggled with for years. I think I might have the opposite problem, though. I haven't pushed myself hard enough towards my passion(s) and wants.

    Love this post, Kwissy! Xo


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