Updated: Aug 7, 2018
A few years ago, I got hooked on the television series Suits. I instantly became amused by Megan Markle and took a few hours to dig a little deeper into who she was. Through my research, I stumbled upon her lifestyle blog The Tig. I then spent hours reading every article and combing over the entire site. I was hooked. What drew me to her blog and her website was the extensive amount of travelling she had done and wrote about. When I travelled throughout Europe and lived in Australia a few years ago, I too, created a travel blog. I felt deeply connected to it as it was a wonderful way for me to share my adventures with my friends and family who were at home, as well it became a very sacred space where I could jot down my thoughts and memories of some of the most amazing experiences that I got to have. Just like me, she was extremely passionate about the places she had gone, the people she had met, and the incredibly priceless moments she had while travelling the world. The Tig was a different look into a "celebrities" life that I felt connected to as it wasn't just about promoting the latest coolest beauty or fashion trend, but it shared tidbits of her life that I actually could relate to and care about. Since then, I continued to follow along with her travels and adventures, and continued to be an avid fan of the work she has done for the UN and for women's rights.
At the beginning of January, I was asked to write an article about Megan Markle for Feeling Success. I felt really excited to take on this challenge, but I wanted to ensure that the article didn't focus on her becoming a part of the Royal Family, or her preparation for the Royal Wedding. Instead I wanted to take the article in a different direction and focus on all of the amazing work that Megan did BEFORE she ever was involved with Harry, and how she already lived a very inspirational and motivating life, while following her passions in pursuit of her purpose. Meghan learned that work that inspired her, never felt like work at all and found purpose where she could give back and give a voice to those who didn't have one.
I chose to share her story and journey as I too have found my passion and have a goal to give a voice to those who do not have one. I am trying to juggle my passion projects, personal life as well as take time to focus on my true calling of being an entrepreneur and a women's advocate. Since I have started to align myself with work and projects that I finally feel passionate about, I have stopped dreading work, and have started to feel more fulfilled in my career and in the work I do. I found that some of her advice and her teachings have given me some clarity on where I should be focusing my time and energy, and how I can better follow my path.
What lessons did I take from Megan’s life long journey of finding her purpose and following her passions?