In my quest of find my life's purpose I have been finding some interesting information that is starting to mesh together. I should however say that I'm not sure that I have or even desire to have one clearly defined life purpose - but something to move towards at this stage would be nice. I found this interesting post on the difficulties that childfree women can have in finding their life purpose in a pro-natal world. The question - what do I want to create and bring forth in my life? reminds me of a conversation I had not that long ago. I know I want more love in my life and some (not many - but at least a couple) of relationships with close connections. So rather than have some kind of ideal picture of what this may look like and my GOAL being to achieve this ideal picture - following Acceptance and Commitment Therapy I can instead VALUE love and connection more.
Values can be defined as:
A chosen direction in which an individual can always move, no matter what milestones are reached.
So by valuing love and connection I can notice when and where I feel love and connection in my life so that I can set myself tasks and direct my life to bring more of this into my life. So for now valuing love and connection seems as close to a life purpose as I need - it may change - knowing me it will undoubtedly change - but that's life.