I wanted to help people, and I wanted to save people.
At the time, I knew that I could do both of those things as a fireman, so that made more sense than being a doctor or lawyer. Plus, you could be big and strong, and I always like(d) adventure & excitement.
But the thing that I came to later realize…is that I didn’t necessarily want to be a fireman. I chose being a fireman because I thought it was a job where I could be and do the things I wanted to do.
Now that I am helping people and saving people–no, not from burning buildings, but in a much different way–I always feel content. Complete. Whole.
Do you remember watching Unbreakable… when Bruce Willis wakes up the next morning, feeling completely rested and complete, once he starts doing what he’s ‘supposed to’ be doing?
It’s like that.
Do YOU feel that way all the time? If not, I encourage you to think about your childhood and remember what you wanted to be when you ‘grow up.’ Maybe it wasn’t about being a nurse or a policeman or a teacher. Maybe it’s WHY you wanted to be all those things.
And once you’re tapped into that, how do you incorporate those elements back into your life, if you’ve gone a little astray the last few years? As children, we know what we want. We know what we want in life. Reconnect with that if you’re feeling a little unfulfilled.
Namaste all you little firemen and teachers!