Everyone knows that doing work that most closely aligns with who you are and what you care about is most ideal. But in most cases, the need for a paycheck doesn’t offer enough time to find that perfect fit. Then at other times, there doesn’t seem to be a job title for our gifts, talents, and strengths. This has been my story and I’m pretty comfortable with assuming it’s the story of many others. I get it. What I also get now is that if there isn’t a job or career that connects me to who I am, then I have to create one that does. And so far, this creating process has required me to answer this one question: Who are you that you should create out of who you are if in fact, you don’t know who you are? I’m in the process of finding out. And the work is conforming to the answer one day at a time.