I am participating in the 31 Days of Free Writes October challenge. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
Today’s prompt: Because
I am the kind of person who wants to know the “because” behind the things I do.
It’s not that I want to be in charge of everything; it’s more that understanding the context of my tasks helps me feel part of a bigger mission and see why/where my contribution fits in.
My hunger for the “because” part of life is not always a good fit for freelance world. Either by virtue of being separated physically from my bosses/coworkers, or because of being a dotted line on the org chart, more often than not, the “because” is somewhat inaccessible.
(Don’t get me wrong — that’s a blessing too. There’s lots of minutiae about the work world that you get to escape as a remote freelancer too.)
I think that’s why at least part of my career has involved career counseling. Asking people why they do what they do, helping other people find their own “why.”
I think that search for a “why” is never-ending.
And I am glad (mostly) the various twists and turns of my life have given me different angles on how best to fulfill my purpose.
Because having a purpose, after all, helps make the act of going to work matter.