How to Do What You Love

There is one thing in this world you must never forget to do. Human beings come into this world to do a particular work. That work is their purpose, and each is specific to the person. If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about. If you remember everything else and forget your true work, then you will have done nothing with your life.

– Rumi

Yikes! That’s a lot of pressure. But how does one find out what that life purpose is and if you are in fact, on the right path? I don’t know that there is ONE WAY with which people discover their life purpose. For a few lucky ones, it’s something they’ve always known. Do you know someone who, as a child always wanted to work with animals and then grew up to be vet? I knew someone in high school who wanted to be a doctor, specifically a cancer specialist working at Sloan-Kettering in New York. Sure enough, he did. I was always envious of his unwavering certainly.

But if your purpose isn’t saving people or animals, is it still worth doing? If your purpose is just doing something you love, is that gift enough to validate pursuing the dream? I am soooo incredibly lucky to know a few good women who think so. Jen, Tyler, Sharon and Ann respectively own Angelina Accoutrements, Periwinkle Bloom, Secret Leaves Paperworks, and String Buzz. (click the links for more images of their beautiful wares and/or listen to great music, all born of love!)

These women may not be saving lives directly, but they are doing something they love and in doing so, giving their gifts to the world… perhaps in ways that they don’t even know. Periwinkle Bloom uses all domestically sourced, organic materials. Not only is she supporting a sadly flailing industry but also giving parents the choice to dress their babies in clothes that protect their health and the health of our planet.

Ann (of String Buzz) may never know that the words of a song she sang at a bar one night were the words that allowed one person to open their heart to another.

A one-of-a-kind Angelina Accoutrements wrap may be the only gift for someone who already has everything.

I’ve personally watched tears well up in the eyes of a friend when I gifted her a Secret Leaves scrap journal. How many small acts of kindness would have gone unexpressed or thoughtfully worded thank you notes unsent, if Sharon had decided that her “small” dream was not worth pursuing?

But what if you have no idea what you are passionate about? I can’t possibly answer that question in one short article!

But I know some professionals who’ve devoted themselves to exactly that… helping others find their life purpose. I just completed the DIVINE PURPOSE UNVEILED eCourse from Divine Purpose Unleashed. They have developed this wonderful, step-by-step 12-week program that arrives in your email box every few days. It’s accessible. It’s transformational. From it, I received confirmation about my own life purpose, to help others find/share their wisdom and passion… as I do here on My Mommy Manual.

If you are still struggling with the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” I recommend making the investment in yourself. Take the course and be ready to express that life purpose in the coming year!

I heard someone say once, “At the intersection of your greatest gift and the world’s greatest need lies your purpose.” 🙂 So… what’s yours?

Practical Mommy is Ria Sharon. Click the links for Practical Mommy’s recommendations for travel car seats, affordable and fun diaper bags (skip hop bag), and the best-selling crib brand, Da Vinci Crib.


  1. Thank you my friend –for the kind words, constant inspiration, and love!
    xoxo, jen

  2. i’ve always wanted to be a mom. looks like i’ve got that in spades! i’ve also wanted to sing in some capacity as long as i’ve wanted to be a mom. i sing every day, whether it’s to my babe or all alone.

  3. @Jen, you are very welcome and @mommymae Good for you! I can definitely tell that you are loving mommy life! 🙂

  4. Thank you for visiting the Pink Heels blog.

    You have a fabulous blog and a TON of great information! Keep up the great work!