While working on my engineering project which has to be delivered two days from now, I was intently listening to the audio book version of “The Alchemist” (the top selling book of all times written by Paulo Coelho).
I have read the book once about two years ago and I’ve been wanting to read it again for the second time. However, I do not have much time to re-read a book because I am currently reading Coelho’s “The Devil and Miss Prym”. So I have decided to listened “The Alchemist” via Youtube. I was able to finish the entire story while working long hours on my engineering project.
To those who have read The Alchemist, you can recall that it is about the story of a boy named Santiago and his journey in finding his Personal Legend. (I don’t have much time to write a story review here and I strongly recommend that you read it yourself.)
New Life and Season is Coming
Why am I journaling this moment of my life? Because I am 33 weeks pregnant and about to give birth on my first child on the next few weeks. I am aware that my life will about to drastically change and I knew I need to reflect on my life.
I asked myself what is my “personal legend”? Hearing again the story of “The Alchemist” strongly stirs my soul – calling me to be clear with my mission here on earth and act on it.
It breaks my heart as I listened to the story while working. Because I have been wanting to quit my engineering job to give more time and energy in my writings and business dream. I have already started doing something about it but it makes me feel sad because the truth is that I am doing it part-time.
I read from somewhere that says “Don’t pursue your dreams part-time. You have to be fully engaged to it.” And I am exactly that person right now because I am still doing something that is not in line with my purpose.
My Personal Legend
Around 2016, I was able to clarify my personal legend. I will summarize it in bullets:
- To always seek spiritual growth and connection with God, the creator of all.
- To write books and stories.
- To build a business that God wants me to bring to the world.
- To be a good wife and mother to my family.
It seems that I am almost there… It’s just that I have to eliminate few things that are not aligned – and that is working for someone else just to earn money to sustain our family. (I still support my parents needs.)
It crashes my heart, time and energy every time I would sit on my laptop doing the job that I am not passionate about. But soon, I am really hoping that I will stop doing it and be fully in line with my personal legend I mentioned above.
I am not sure of anything in the future but I am still hoping for the best. Writing these thoughts now makes me feel more inspired to really live it. I want to write and read my life here someday – that I am living my life purpose. I will write more here… to document my journey… from dreaming, to having thoughts and actually conceiving it to the physical world.
I am only sure of one thing. I will never stop; never give up and will do everything that I can. 🙂
~ Madylene’s Diary