As I combed the internet for ‘vocation’ quotes this evening, I learned that one letter off resulted in ‘vacation’.
WTH? How many times have I typed incorrect letters that led to what I was looking for – often!
But that wasn’t the case tonight. Vocation equated to the Pope, Mother Theresa, and varied religious prophets. Vocation, to me, was never tied to religion. It was a calling – period.
Of course, this led me down a rabbit hole of research and sleuthing, because that’s how I roll.
Then I retyped ‘vocation’ and, again, almost all results were religious in nature, which led me to sleuth even further.
What is the definition of vocation?
a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation:“not all of us have a vocation to be nurses or doctors”synonyms:
calling · life’s work · mission · purpose · function · position · niche · profession · occupation · career · job · day job · work · employment · pursuit · trade ·
a person’s employment or main occupation, especially regarded as particularly worthy and requiring great dedication:“her vocation as a poet”
a trade or profession.
I cannot count how many years I’d tried to explain to others that my vocation, wasn’t tied to my career. It wasn’t synonymous to how I got paid, and no matter what my mission, my full-time job always comes first. It has to, and it deserves to, because it is good to me – and funds my ‘vocation’.
I’m not looking for a ‘vacation’, because my ‘vocation’ fulfills me.
You don’t have to wait until you retire to pursue what’s in your soul. Let me be your test case. When I suppressed my soul work, I was miserable. When I let it fly free, I found an energy that I didn’t even know I had left.
If I, as an auto-immune warrior can make it work, what’s stopping you?
Make it happen.
What is your vocation?
If you don’t know, find it. If you need help, reach out today.