Do you ever think about what were you like as a child?

What did you like to do for fun?
Did you like playing indoors or outdoors?
Did you have a lot of friends or just a few close friends?
What did you spend your time thinking about?
What did you want to be when you were all grown up?

Sometimes the responsibilities of being an adult can lead us away from our path - we take the safe, secure road, which isn't always our true calling.

If you ever sense that something is missing in your life or if you ever think that maybe things didn't turn out how you imagined they would, take a moment and think about how you were as a child - before all of the responsibility and adult-like roles came into play.

When I was young, I knew that I wanted to be a writer. I used to write poems and cards and give them to all of my loved ones. I loved making people feel good. Even after college, my long-term goal was to write books that helped people.

And I know that everything in my life led me to this moment. I am living my dream, and you can, too!

Just take some time to get clear about what your dream is. When you were young, how did you envision your life would be as an adult? Are there any aspects of it that keep coming back? Is there any part of it that has more of a charge for you? Do you feel a calling toward something that you keep pushing aside?

If we take the time to go within, we will find that the answers are always in us.

Have fun with this - it's a great exercise, and I know you will learn a lot!

Author's Bio: 

Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her amazing husband, Dan Teck.