Where it all began
My journey to starting this blog has been anything but linear. I worked in Accounting and Finance for a decade. I was blessed to have what is considered a dream job for a young accounting graduate, and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at twenty-six years-old. I went on to work for two other companies and even relocated internationally for six months.
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Why am I here?
In the past six years, the question that I kept asking myself is ” what is my purpose”.
For years, I have been asking God to show me signs. I have been asking God to open my eyes, work in me, and through me so that I can walk in my purpose.
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I believe that each of us has a special gift and a mission on this Earth. For some of us, our gift is evident, but for most of us, it requires doing some soul searching, letting go of society’s expectations, and getting uncomfortable.
My search has not been easy, but I believe it will be worth it in the end. I have been digging deep in search of the answer to the one question most of us ask ourselves at some point in life.
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One of the best pieces of advice I have come across during my search was a quote from Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx.
“I think your purpose lives at the intersections of three questions.
What brings you joy?
What are you good at?
How do you want to serve the world?”
Over the years, I have developed a strong interest in personal finance. In the culture I grew up in, discussing money is quite taboo. However, I have always enjoyed talking to family and friends about the importance of financial planning.
One of the things that brings me joy is talking to people about personal finance and seeing them reap benefits after following my suggestions.
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I have also found great joy when volunteering in underserving communities to teach young children about financial literacy or simply to inspire them to dream big.
I have realized that people’s lives and family trajectory could change if they had more financial education and if they were aware of the power of proper financial planning. That’s why I decided to write my first book.
Being an avid reader and a person who has learned so much from reading books, I thought it made sense to give back to the universe by writing a book of my own.
As a personal finance fanatic, I cannot wait to share the knowledge that I have acquired. I believe that sharing information is the path forward to helping my community get to the next level. I feel that this next step will get me closer to my purpose.
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Have you found your purpose?
If you did, how did you do go about finding it?
If you are still searching, I will leave you with author Glennon Doyle’s advice, which is to look into the things that make you sad or break your heart. Would contributing to making a positive change to those things bring you joy?
“I have learned that if I want to rise, I have to sink first. I have to search for and depend upon the voice of inner wisdom instead of voices of outer approval. Every life is an unprecedented experiment. This life is mine. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they have never been. There is no map. We are all pioneers”. Glennon Doyle Untamed