I'm a Mennonite.
And I'm a jeweler.
Most Mennonites aren't jewelers.
In fact, conservative Mennonites don't even wear jewelry, let alone make it. I didn't grow up conservatively, but still I didn't wear much jewelry in my youth.
Soon after I had started making jewelry, my mom once referred to me as the Mennonite Jeweler. Maybe she actually said Menno Jeweler, I don't remember. Anyway, it struck me that it is a bit odd that I make jewelry. Being a Mennonite and all.
Sometimes I wonder if I should be doing what I was "trained" to do, that is, to be a counselor. Maybe someday I'll feel that call again, although I doubt it. My call right now is to be a stay at home mom for my sons. And so for right now, I am also a jeweler, a Menno Jeweler who stays at home with my sons. And it makes me happy, oh so very happy. I am blessed!
Are you doing what makes you happy?