stepping into our truth, purpose and passion

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The following letter was written by a client who is in the midst of pursuing her career as a musician.

Part of this process for her involved letting go of the full-time “soul-sucking” office work she had been doing so that she would have more energy and focus to put into what she felt was her purpose and passion… her music.

In order to pay the bills, my client had been seeking out part-time work doing something she enjoyed close to home, when she found herself back in an office right across from the same office building she had started her office career in years ago, in a grueling 2 hour interview for a position she did not actually want.

After the interview, she was distraught in feeling that she had not been truthful to herself or to the interviewer. She wrote this inspiring letter as a way of stepping back into her own truth and power.

I believe her words will resonate with many who are ready for change.

Welcome to 2013 everyone!

January 2, 2013

******************* Associates Inc.
Suite #***** **************
*** West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
*** ***

Attention: “________________”
Director of Operations

Dear Ms. _______,

I met you in November for an interview for the part-time Receptionist position at ______.

I want to thank you very much for calling me in for the interview and taking a lot of time to ask questions and find out about me. I know that we won’t have anything to do with each other as I am pursuing jobs closer to home in Burnaby, but I wanted to tell you the profound impact the interview has had on me.

To tell you the truth, I was incredibly uncomfortable and rusty during the interview. I hadn’t had an interview in maybe 2 years and I was also sick with the flu. Anyways, I want to apologize because I withheld information. Critical information that shows I was ashamed to admit that I’m a serious and professional singer and musician…or I felt that in telling you that, it would cost me an opportunity to work at your organization.

I was sweating bullets as you asked all these questions in rapid succession with regard to my life decisions. You asked me if I did any other training or schooling after my University degree. I lied and said I didn’t…when in fact I have been taking singing, guitar, acting lessons, doing acting, singing gigs…all stuff in the arts…all things I love. You asked me what is your dream job and in what city? And I lied and said some total crap about being in tourism and in Paris…to make you think, I had no real dreams and that I would stay for life in your part time PERMANENT position. My dream job is to be a performing singer/musician and tour around the world.

All my life I have been half living…half expressing, in order to fit in with what I thought I had to do for my family and for society. I was never really living my life…I was living a life I thought I was supposed to lead. These administration jobs have never made me happy…to an extent they did as I excelled incredibly at them…I was so organized and delivered work within deadlines, I always had a smile on my face, everyone loved me…I always helped others…I always helped others with their goals and dreams…yet my life was in chaos and my dreams were always smashed in the dirt…under “never going to happen”…”why try?” “don’t even bother.” “you’re not good enough” “you don’t deserve this…” These belief systems have forever held me back.

Now it’s the New Year…I’m committed to turning a new leaf. To live in honesty and integrity. To not be afraid to tell the truth. To live in my truth and face it. And most of all to love it.

I thank you for the interview with all my heart. It has been a beautiful illumination and gift to my life and my life purpose. It has helped me to see what I truly and authentically want in my life.

With the most sincerest gratitude,


Solah Nightstar B.Div. works as an Empowerment Coach and Manifestation Mentor helping Changemakers tap into more of their own potential so that they can live full and passionate lives.

solah – who has written posts on Positively Purposeful.

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