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is there something else for me to do?

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canttellyoumyname Tue 08-Mar-05 20:56:38

for a while now I have felt like there is something that I am meant to be doing with my life that I am not currently doing. I am happy in my life with DH and DD but I just have an overwhelming feeling that there is something else. I don't know what it is. The feeling I get is that is is something to do with helping people - possibly children. I feel that I have a calling to do something but I am really frustrated that I don't know what it is. Any advice - sorry its a strange one I just had to tell someone my feelings before they burst out. I have told mum and DH before but they don't understand and say my calling is just to be a good mum to dd.

melsy Tue 08-Mar-05 21:01:39

I know what you mean, its not strange at all. I think its probably more common. I feel that way alot , but I think when youre ready things get shown to you or you get moved in the right direction. I have the same feeling , as if something is meant to be for me in the future, but not yet.

Theres a saying , when the student is ready the teacher will come. Annoying as it may be , I think its kinda true.

Ive read of excersises you can do to help bring out the things you feel you want to do. Ill have a think and see what I can dig out.

lavenderrr Tue 08-Mar-05 21:14:34

why can't you tell us your name? if you don't mind hearing my forthpenneth...

about 5 years ago I this feeling inside me where every day life was not enough, I wondered why we were her (is this what you feel?)....I used to listen to my dreams telling me stuff...then one night I dreamt my neighbour was crying, so I went around to her that time I was posting something through their letterbox and her dh popped his around the door....for some reason we talked about stuff and the next thing I know he's posted an Alpha course leaflet through my door as I mentioned church and stuff,,,can't remember as long time ago......but what am trying to say if you can understand is that at the time I was having very funny dreams, I needed some spirituality in my life...the dreams had chuchy things in them (The book of Dreams by Dorling Kinderseley) shows their meaning to you,,,,although we don't all have dreams telling us this the deep seated anxiety and feeling like something is missing can prey on our minds....whether you feel a need to go to church or not I don't know but having the chance to talk about this to others really hepled me...which is why I went to an Alpha's normal, we all need to function above the going to work, having children, having hobbies, helping each other, finding our niche in life....please tlak more about this as now 6 years on feel a sense of calm for this finding...yes I guess it is a calling as your subconscious mind often gives you thoughts or intuition and it's good to folow your gut in nutshell...follow your to as many people as you can about this....many people will give you blank expressions but someone will relate to you and maybe like my neighbour will be able to put you on the right path for you...sorry to ramble but understand this feeling so well

ionesmum Wed 09-Mar-05 11:01:35

I don't know if you are a Christian, but I am and struggled with similar feelings for years. If you're interested I can post more about what has helped me.

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