different expressions, and the expressions of our purpose can change over time. If someone’s purpose is to serve others, they may find their purpose in teaching. When teaching is no longer fulfilling, that person may go into social work,” says Thomas.
Remember that you are the author and the finisher of your own life. Blackwell was not bred to be a celebrated civil rights leader or a politician. She grew up like everyone else in Lula — sharecropping. However, she always felt that she was created to do more. “When the movement came into my life it was like a big drenching rain had finally come after a long dry spell,” says Blackwell. “Deep inside, I’d been waiting for this all my life.”