Around the time I turned 50, I had the following dilemma to consider: either continue working for another 10 to 15 years in my old career to ensure a financially secure retirement, or change to a new career that is better aligned with my passion and purpose. After a period of struggling with this question, I finally decided to change to a new career in my mid-50s.
At this moment, you are being called to make an impact where you have been assigned. It's not perfect. But things are never perfect. Instead of waiting for your job to be perfect, make your reaction to your job perfect. Show up everyday as an act of service. Take what you are given and turn it into art.
While my life has been slightly uncomfortable since becoming unemployed, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have unlocked my undeniably passionate spirit, allowed space for great opportunities, and truly begun to enjoy waking up every day. Living a life in line with my purpose is definitely a life worth living.