Today's exercise is to explore what we're good at, what we enjoy doing and what others see as our talents to determine our "Superpowers".
This isn't a place to be shy or humble. This exercise is intended to dig deep and toot our own horns; to really explore those things that make us who we are and as a result, help determine our calling.
My Top 3 Superpowers:
Writing comes naturally to me. I love to express myself through the written word, and I always have. I feel better after writing, like some might feel after having a good cry or a meaningful conversation with a friend. I work through my thoughts and feelings when I write. It's an incredible release and I find significant personal growth when I am writing regularly.
For as long as I can remember, I've loved writing poetry, stories and journaling. I love writing blog posts, but don't devote the time to it as I should.
I've been told that my writing is very "stream of consciousness", like a conversation. Although maybe not grammatically correct, but that tells me that it's approachable and real.
Taking Care of Others:
My young daughters said this and although it wasn't on the list I made for myself, I see what they mean and I feel good about it. I feel a need to serve, to help others, to ease their suffering, even if in some small way. It's led me to work as a volunteer and to use my voice and my writing to help others feel loved and empowered.
Learning/Searching for Answers:
If it's something I care about, if it affects the human condition and living a comfortable and fulfilled life in this world, I want to learn everything about it.
I care deeply about:
- Travel/international living
- Type 1 diabetes
- Kids issues
- Nutrition/food security
- Mindful consumerism/minimalism
- Environmental issues
I've found myself diving deeply into all of these subjects recently and considering how we/I can help others explore these issues, too.
I love to learn and engage with others and search for truth using the written word. That's what all this boils down to; That's my calling, that is my goal in life.