What happens when you don’t know what the hell you want to do? Your soul feels restless, but there is no burning idea or goal springing to mind. Feel familiar?
Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love has some great talks out there on the subject. And her advice: Follow your curiosity.
How great is this?
First- if you don’t have a burning desire for something specific: there is nothing wrong with you. You are absolutely normal.
But how? How do you wake up your curiosity?
Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way has a few ideas you might find helpful. The Artist’s Way has quite a following. And there are coaches and group leaders out there that teach classes based on the steps in this book. But you don’t actually need to go that far.
To get a sense of how The Artist’s way was born, I found this great video on YouTube.
What I love about this video, is Cameron’s story about using creativity to help her write sober. It is easy to look at her and see this best selling author who is beautiful, experienced, successful, and potentially unrelatable. But here she is, with a very human story.
For those of us who have experienced trauma around religion, or just don’t believe in God, Spirit or any Higher Power- her definition of spirituality and God has a lot of room for flexible interpretation. As she says in the above video- she wasn’t down with praying to God, so she chose the spark of life that allows plants to grow. Pick whatever you want. Take the parts of her work that move you and leave the rest.
So go out and explore! What are you drawn to? What are you interested in that you can actually do, rather than daydream about on pintrest? Start to follow that, and see where it takes you.