My Soul Driven Lifestyle

In a book by Keri Smith called “The Wander Society,” one of the wanderer’s essential questions was:

“What does your soul thrive on?”


I have been asking myself this constantly for the last two weeks. What makes my soul grow? What makes it swell to the point of enlightenment or gaining an understanding attitude towards the world?

It took a lot of thinking and experimenting over the past couple years to find my soul purpose. I even read a bunch of articles but there was one that hit me most. It said that if you are working at something and you find it very draining and your exhausted after doing it; it is not your soul purpose. There are things I can work at and have successful days and a mediocre flow of income but if it’s draining me to the point of exhaustion it’s not for me. It’s not my soul purpose. (I can’t for the life of me remember where I read it but if you know please leave the link in the comments below.)

You’ll know that you’ve discovered the main purpose of your soul, because it will instantly enlighten your approach towards the world and your attitude with existence.

-Gillian on

When I complete a piece whether it’s acknowledged or not, it wakes me up to new things about myself and the world around me. It opens new doors I didn’t know existed. Don’t get me wrong, writing isn’t all daisies. The mental blocks suck. Writers block isn’t just a point where your brain hits a wall. It’s something deep inside your psyche that you have to work through and heal. That can be tough and being there sometimes brings me down. But once I break through it and get back into my creative space, I feel so alive. And at that point, I’m ok with losing a little bit of sleep. I’m excited to wake up in the morning. I’m honored when an individual simply relates to my words. They don’t even have to like em. I would like my words liked but relation to my experiences and letting someone know they’re not alone is more rewarding for me. What I get most out of my writing is the growth of my soul.



3 Comments Add yours

  1. I am struggling with this same thing… finding my purpose. When I write, when I teach, when I am helping others find their purpose and asking them questions that make them think: I thrive. Like you, I don’t care if I sleep or not. I am in my element and that is beautiful. But work is killing me right now. The 9-5 I have is killing my soul… I leave so tired and drained no matter how much effort I put into trying to find my reason for being there. Here’s to us both finding what we were created for and DOING IT!

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    1. Jayne says:

      Yes cheers to that. 😄😄

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