1. The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
2. An intended or desired result; end; aim; goal.
3. Determination; resoluteness.
Without purpose, there isn’t any reason to do anything. We eat in order to sustain, we sleep in order to energise, we socialise in order to be connected. Everything we do, has to have purpose.
What is my purpose here with these blogs? This lies primarily with my purpose for becoming a counsellor.
So why did I become a counsellor and what does it have to do with a blog?
This story has taken my whole life to get to this point.
It first began in primary school, when 2 friends in particular, began sharing their struggles and pains with me. It felt powerful. I felt like I had something to give – though I was not sure what it was at the time.
Then high school came and the same thing happened. This time I knew it was because I was so quiet, I had the trust of others not to spread their secrets.
Then high school came to a close and I had to work out my next step.
The school counsellor suggested counselling – I felt I knew better and would go into psychology instead. Though I soon found out that the very essence of what I loved doing, would take years to get to if I continued that path. One thing led to another and I eventually found the right course for me.
I grew, I changed, I started thriving.
I was challenged to improve my life by applying what I learned in everyday situations. I still have a long way to go. Though now I feel like I have the basic foundations to keep riding this roller-coaster of life.
So what does blogging have to do with it?
As a counsellor, my desire is to make myself redundant.
Some people just need some nudges to explore areas in their life and to challenge their thinking. Others, like myself, need a bit more intensive work to get the ball rolling.
My purpose for blogging, is to achieve both. To give a directive nudge to make the unknown explored and to highlight areas that need to be explored more intensively.
So now you know who I am and why I am here.
The question you now need to ask is who are you and why are you here?