Today is day 2 of the 10 Day Blogging Challenge and it is asking us to go into the depth of our why.
A few years ago, I would have told you that my why is needing and wanting the ability to stay home and take care of my kids, and more importantly for my youngest son and his medical needs.
There was a time that required me to be available 24-hours a day, never knowing when we would need to go to the emergency room or when that precious gift of a liver came in.
But my why is bigger than just taking care of my family.
I have many passions, I also have many why’s but the one that perhaps sticks out to me is that people that know me will call me a nonconformist.
I have never been one to jump on the bandwagon when it came to music, tv shows or books. I really have done my own thing because GASP I’ve never read Harry Potter nor have I watched Son’s of Anarchy.
And yes people look at me like I”m from a different planet and often times I feel like I am.
But I am why truly goes deeper than just going against the grain.
I can do well in a job for some time, the max was 3 years before things will feel weird and out of place. I will come to a point where the message of the employer no longer fits my own, I see injustice I can’t deal with (I am after all a Libra) and I just don’t fit into this box I am supposed to live in.
This is a no can do kind of thing.
The reality is that I need freedom to be me, do what I want and live a life according to my own rules. This means that I am creating a business and an income not only with my strength but my creative outlets.
I need creativity in my life.
I need to be able to go at my own pace – sometimes faster and sometimes slower.
The bonus, of course, is that now I can be present for my son’s school events, medical appointments and take a road trip anytime I feel like it.
Freedom to me truly is to go about my day in such a way that it always feels good.