Why being a maker makes me feel like Moana
Have you had the feeling inside when you know more than anything that this is what you are supposed to do. When every fibre of your being pulls you in the same direction. Everything is so clear, so simple – so electrifying !
It calls you…
I believe we all were meant for special things in life, and when you find it in your life – it is truly eye opening. I mean literally eye opening!
Suddenly everything you see is connected with your purpose. Everything you hear is related to what you are thinking about. It’s like you have tuned into a different frequency of life, and you know you will never change the station again.
It makes me have goosebumps just thinking about it, it just feels so right!
For me this has been a process that has been happening for the last couple of years. It’s been slowly intensifying, more and more pieces of the puzzle falling into place in my life.
I’ve been working as a software developer for more than a decade, and always been happy doing my work. I’ve always been into IT, and aside from my family, writing code has been a passion of mine. I have a good job where I get to work on interesting projects with interesting people.
Ever since I was little, I always wanted to create my own business, but it was a idea that slowly faded away as I studied and started working. not exactly sure why, but it happened – life just got busy.
But slowly things started to change. My wife always kept talking to me about following my dreams and to trust in myself to get what I want. I must have listened to her, and started to look for how to make this happen, because I was finding myself reading and listening about how to overcome fear and boundaries within, and on how to make an independent living.
I had been doing some freelance work in my spare time, and was really enjoying this as I felt a greater sense of achievement and purpose doing this work. Maybe it was because they hired me for just me, and not just as a part of a company. And in addition I got to do this work from home. I felt very privileged. And I wished I had that flexibility and autonomy in my day job too.
I was soon listening to podcasts about other people who were bootstrapping small businesses, or just wanting to produce something — make something that they were going to put out there in the world — and that hopefully could make a difference for them — generate an income.
This just hit right home with me. I felt like “that is me, that is what I want to do! I want to make something — I want to be a maker!”. It was like my whole being told me “YES” !
Ever since I realised this, its like door after door is being opened for me. I keep finding new relevant resources for how to do things. I keep seeing new opportunities that I never saw before. It is really like my eyes have been opened and I can tap into a frequency that keeps streaming information to me. Information that I newer saw before, it might have been there, but I never really saw it until now.
The best thing about it all is that I now have complete belief that it will work out. I have no doubt that I will make something successful one day. I just know it, I feel it in my bones.
I am not saying it will be easy, or that I will succeed on the first try, but I will keep on trying until I get it right. Get the right idea, and the right execution. No matter what, I am loving it as it drives me, moves me forward and makes me be a better version of myself.
Being a maker is what calls me, and I hope everyone finds what calls them too.