I read a quote once that said more or less "your life should be too complicated to describe yourself to family at a party" and it exploded my brain. Really, it did. I have always hated that when we are first introduced to someone new, we ask what they do for work - like that is their life's purpose. From here on out I am going to make it my mission to instead ask, "What's your favorite movie?" or "What books are you reading?"
Anyways. I listened to an interview with Emma Gannon on One Part Podcast and she described it in the exact words I was looking for - "a multi-hyphen life". As someone who has several interests and needs change in my daily schedule, this idea resonated with me. I have worked a 9-5 but that's not my identity, I am not my job.
I am an artist, I design interior spaces, I enjoy cake decorating, I love to garden, I write, I meditate, I am interested in reflexology, I am learning to cook, I love to take photographs, I am interested in bee-keeping, I am interested in neuroplasticity, on and on and on. All of these things have become part of my identity and how I describe myself to someone in conversation. Not all of these things make me money, and it all depends on the day on what I am doing, but I try to incorporate as many of these into my days as possible.
So here's my suggestion - think back to when you were a child and what brought you joy then. For me it was spending time in nature, creating things with my hands, re-arranging my room, and baking. Then, incorporate those into your day whenever possible and share your interests with the world!
When you do more of the things you enjoy, you vibrate at a higher frequency, and when you vibrate at a higher frequency you bring more positive energy into your life and thus into the world.