This Is My Purpose—This Is Who I Am And Want To Be

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This morning I just felt at peace—with my decisions, with my path, with my purpose, with the fact that I’m not perfect, but I’m moving. And that’s what’s most important.

I sat down and wrote a piece on that feeling. Maybe it can encourage you today. Maybe it can remind you that you don’t have to be everything to everyone—you can just be you. And that is enough.

“My purpose is about finding joy, creating happiness, celebrating what this life is and has to offer, every single day I’m here.

I don’t want to be the greatest. I don’t want to hold myself to a standard I will never reach. I don’t want to spend my days in endless comparison to pictures on social media or in magazines, thinking I’ll never measure up when I’m not meant to in the first place.

I don’t want to stress myself out thinking I have to be stretched so thin, or try to fill shoes that are far too big. I don’t want to obsess about what I’m doing, where I’m going, and what I know.

I just want to trust in God and the universe, in my own two feet and pounding heart, in the path that I’m walking to lead me to who I’m supposed to become.

I just want to take the good parts of this life and enjoy them, and teach those around me to do the same.

Because honestly, it’s not about what we can gain, but what we can give. Not about the material possessions we own or riches we store up, but the ways we can bless one another and be content with where we are and what we have. It’s not about grabbing everything we can selfishly, but learning, letting go, growing, and finding moments to celebrate, even when the road gets tough.

So I don’t want to be someone else. I don’t want to be the best. I don’t want to always feel like I’m struggling, and never good enough. I don’t want to waste time trying to pursue what’s not meant for me, but instead embrace all that I am and celebrate each day.”

Sometimes I think we try so hard to figure it all out, to have all the answers, to have everything make sense. But that’s not always necessary. What’s important is that we are the best versions of ourselves and that we pour all we have and can be into the world without fear.

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️