Once upon a time, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. A friend asked me, "If you weren't an actor, what else would you want to be? "
My (immediate, as if it was a thing) answer: "A traveling philosopher."
Years later, while working as an actor and venting to a colleague about how unfulfilled I felt in my chosen career, she asked, "Well, what do you REALLY want to do? "
My (surprising at the time) answer: "I want to inspire people. I want to wake them up and remind them of who they really are."
A couple of spiritually expansive years after that, a first date inquired, "What do you spend most of your time doing? "
My (totally honest) answer: "Going on long walks and taking photos of flowers. Writing down what comes to me."
It's been about 11 years since the beginning of this story. And these days, when a new acquaintance asks the inevitable, "So what do you do?"
My (super excited to answer) answer: "Some teaching. Some writing. Some intuitive guiding. But overall, I work with people who feel stuck or confused about some aspect of their lives. I remind them of their personal power. I reconnect them to their own inner knowing. I help them find clarity."