The past year has given me the time to really think about what I truly what out of life. I think I always knew subconsciously that I don't want to get stuck working a job I don't enjoy (I don't think anyone does), but there were always distractions and excuses than to figure things out.
I thought my joining of communities to help social causes (not to say it wasn't meaningful) might help alleviate the feeling of unfulfillment but even then I'm not solving the root problem.
It took a pandemic to tell me (I was privileged I wasn't that badly affected) that the work I'm doing might not be what I want. So I took the first step to start something — I built my first project. Then I joined like-minded builders on the internet who constantly inspire me, especially how they're also carving their own paths to the life they want to lead.
But recently I feel like it isn't enough. I thought it might give me more enjoyment in the day to work on my projects, but work is still a big part of my life. My productivity and energy levels have been low. But maybe the ongoing pandemic and lockdowns contribute to it.
I'm still in search of that 'meaningful' life. Maybe part of the path to discovery is meant to be meaningful too. It's the journey, not so much about the destination, right?
What's meaningful to you right now?