Searching for purpose

This is a topic I’ve been trying to write about since early 2012, but every attempt I have so far thrown away. I am struggling to find the words to describe my feelings adequately, without sounding like a pompous fool.

As I have already explained, life for me can sometimes be shit. In general, I’m learning to live with my limitations, knowing where my boundaries are and how much I can get away with. I am no longer getting it wrong on a regular basis and suffering the consequences. But I am left feeling somewhat hollow and unfulfilled.

Most people I have spoken to about this have given me a blank look. I have a house, a lovely boyfriend and a job I like. But I’m looking for some kind of meaning, or reason in life.

For that reason, I’ve been looking for some charity work I can do, and I fell in love with the idea of writing to a few people who were in need of friendship. I love writing letters, and I’m a firm believer in a posted letter meaning so much more than an e-mail or Facebook message. But unless you want to write to death row inmates in the USA, those charities do not exist. There are opportunities for foreign pen-pals, or even paid-for services for meeting potential partners, but no free UK schemes for letter writing.

And that leads me to what may be a crazy idea, of setting up a UK pen-pal scheme myself. Open to anyone, especially those in need of friendship or support for whatever reason, free, and with provision for security.

I don’t know if it’s a great idea, or whether the reason nothing like it exists is because there’s no demand for it. So, if you think it is a good idea, or if you would be interested in being involved in something of that nature, please let me know. You can leave a comment, contact me on Twitter or via Facebook.

One Response to “Searching for purpose”

  1. Lucy heyes Says:

    I think it’s a good idea and I would be interested on writing to someone as I like writing letters too. I would imagine there would be huge demand for it as every magazine seems to tell me we’re getting more lonely and disconnected.