It’s been said that “It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” This could not be more true when I think about life coaching and teaching. I just finished up another class and feel overwhelmed with joy—not because it was easy, because, let me tell you, it was not! But, I am joyful because I am able to fulfill my passion and my purpose. On a recent course evaluation, a student anonymously wrote, “Professor Joseph is one of my all-time favorite teachers after this course . . . She was kind to everyone in class and created a safe environment. Time and time again, I watched her lead with compassion, grace and patience while she listened to her students. She is not just an academic professor, but a caring, wise, and intentional shepherd. . . . The learnings and Professor Joseph have widely impacted my outlook on education, my personal weaknesses, my personal strengths/abilities and God’s vast provision. Thank you so much for providing your ADC students with this amazing experience!” I do not share this feedback to boost my ego; rather, I share this account with HUMILITY and GRATITUDE. The hours of preparation and the late nights of grading are worthwhile when I rest in the knowledge that I am fulfilling my calling. How does your career and passion come together? If it doesn’t, how can you weave purpose and meaning into your current career?
One committed to processing truth, finding light in the darkness, savoring the simple, and living fully.