I spent several weeks out of town and thought it would be a good time to consider my purpose. Now that Katie and John are all but grown, I need a job to do. I stay busy, I'm not saying I don't. I'm just saying.
When I was little I always thought I would discover something. Early on, I thought it had to do with math. I thought I would uncover a new way that numbers behaved. My first "D" in math came in the fifth grade and so began my search for another area of expertise.
I've been searching ever since. I just read The Alchemist and it has disturbed me. It's all about following your "personal legend", a poor translation from the Portuguese in my opinion. But, I can't think of a better term, so yes, personal legend. If you read this book I want you to come over here and talk to me about it. Paulo Coehlo is the author and he says that all of creation conspires to help you reach it. Great, that's for people who already know what it is.
I'll probably get to the end of my life and learn that my purpose was the journey and not a destination. Bla, bla, bla. Just in case, I'm still pondering.