Help me, O’ God,
To listen to what it is that makes my heart glad
And to follow where it leads.
May joy, not guilt,
Your voice, not the voices of others,
Your will, not my willfulness,
Be the guides that lead me to my vocation.
Help me to unearth the passions of my heart
That lay buried in my youth.
And help me to go over that ground again and again
Until I can hold in my hands,
Hold and treasure,
Your calling on my life.
Ken Gire, Windows of the Soul
James has been collecting and reading books on finance, business and leadership. I’ve been reading them as well and have learned a great deal as a result. (So far I’ve really only read two, but I’ve listened to a lot of audio as well)
I’m currently reading 48 Days To The Work You Love by Dan Miller. It’s been a terrific book as it has pushed me to think about my gifts and abilities and what I enjoy. I have not come to the place where I can list these things out in detail, but I’m better convinced now than I was before that I love being a homemaker. It’s not my job, or my career, it’s my vocation!
I don’t know what there is for me beyond this point. I just know for now I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I also understand better that self education can be as valuable, if not more valuable, than a diploma and that the sky’s the limit if you can dream it and set goals and make plans. James is proving that!