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You didn’t start out looking for a job, but following your heart in this thing that’s important to you is getting serious.
Sometimes the lines between home, family, and work are hard to see. Especially when the work you do doesn’t necessarily involve a job application and interview, and leaving home.
Accepting the calling of that little voice inside you can lead to responsibilities that sneak up on you.
What is a ‘job’ anyway?
Myquillyn and Emily are still on the road to finding out how all your responsibilities and callings fit together. In this episode we take a few steps forward in the challenge of making your own rules and drawing your own lines.
Some ideas and advice for when you realize your interest and calling is growing into a job:
Write a purpose statement – and it might help to write more than one! –
- write a purpose statement for you and what you feel called to
- write one for the people you’re doing it for
- and you could write one for your family, and those affected by your ‘job’
Evaluate what you’re doing – is it becoming a job? What does that mean? What commitments and expectations have you accepted, knowingly or unknowingly? How does this affect you, your home, your other responsibilities, those you love?
Evaluate why you’re doing it.
Talk about it with your family and those affected by your ‘job’ –
- “here’s what I think I’m supposed to do”
- “here’s why I’m doing it, what I think it means”
- “here’s what it costs me and what it might cost you”
- “here’s what it means to me and here’s the price I’m willing to pay”
- “what should we do about this? How can the whole family benefit?”
Invite a group of ‘co-listeners’ into your journey as your own personal board of advisors.
Give yourself permission to recognize and honor what this season requires. Be sensitive to the markers that come with these seasons – circumstances, people, conversations.
Allow yourself to change things. Life changes, ideas and desires change. You don’t have to fight it.
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