From the minute we bring a child home we are planning their future. And here it is the day you have been waiting for. What a ride! The day has arrived your little precious child is all grown up and heading off to his or her excellent adventure that perhaps requires secondary education.
The adventure will probably cost about $30,000.00 or more per year.
Yikes! That will cause some nights of, did we plan enough to pay for it all? Will they actually study or will it be one expensive party year? Will they use the degree in the studies of:
• David Beckham
• Zombie Studies
• Simpsons and Philosophy
• Harry Potter and The Age Of Illusion
• Star Trek
Yup, these are apparently degrees one can choose from says Google. So if you have an aspiring wizard, or they have argued with you since their first word which was NO in a language that sounded Klingon, they are certainly covered.
What an amazing time in both of your lives.
There is the transition from a carefree child to one who has to make decisions for a career based on an interest in the moment.
No pressure there right?
Our 34 year old son loved coding from a very young age. In fact he helped me design my first website when he was about 13. I was sure he was going to be the next Bill Gates. From the age of 4 to this day he is a Lego fanatic as creating and building was a passion of his. When the time to choose his secondary education, he chose College with a degree in Electronics Engineering. It was the best of both worlds and he still loves what he does.
One of the fondest memories of my daughter, who is 3 years younger than her brother debating with him if she could or could not read a chapter book. She was in Kindergarten at the time. Her hands firmly planted on her hips she won the debate with a, “I can read words and chapter books are just a bunch of words.” She checked out her first library chapter book and her love of words took her to University graduating with a degree in English. Her career is helping others find their words to market their business. This journey was an interesting one of many career changes. One which led her into the trades for over a year as an apprentice glazier. At the time she felt it was the hardest job as it was very physical and she learned a lot about herself and her “true grit”. However, her love of words kept calling until she answered it to follow her true passion.
"Ah yes, life events no matter what, they alter our lives and our perceptions of ourselves, and how we view the world."
Think back over your situations that felt transitional.
Did you ever wonder why you chose to receive a particular degree or training…before you knew there was one on Harry Potter studies?
What felt right in the moment, this was the path for you?
Did you choose out of family obligation? (or after a long line of Podiatrists the change to Zombie studies was made.)Did you graduate with a degree or training then to say "nope, I do not think this is for me"?
Did the choice continue to satisfy you or after some years a change in studies or career happened?
We are hardwired for certain experiences and learnings. It comes in our soul design of what will help us grow, expand and fulfill our soul's purpose, as it explores the human journey.
When a life event comes into play having deep knowledge of our blueprint helps the navigation.
When making the decisions based on how we are designed, they can be made with clarity, focus and confidence.
Yes, of course we still may want to change our minds about studying philosophy according to Homer Simpson to Politicizing Beyonce, but we will understand why learning each of those topics are of interest, and why it was required in being who we are designed to be.
It supports our decisions and we can release judgment of failure, and embrace the truth at our core. We are perhaps curious by nature. It may be by changing midway allows us to receive various world views which are important to our growth and how it relates to our contribution to the planet.
Understanding your soul blueprint will help you see the patterns of why you chose a particular path, how you are designed to make your decisions and where you will apply your unique abilities to fulfill your purpose.
Whether you have a small child just starting school, a young adult heading off to write their own adventure, or you are questioning the next chapter in your own life, having a guidebook will help along the way.