Margaret Feinberg grew up asking herself the question her latest book poses, What the heck am I going to do with my life? At four she wanted to be Wonder Woman; at five a doctor. By the time she was 18 she'd made plans to be a gymnast, biathlete, ballerina, pianist, lawyer, teacher, computer programmer, an astronaut, and an ambassador to a third-world country. But when it came time to declare a major in college, she had no clue what she wanted to do.
She finally settled on studying religion, but that only delayed the question to graduation. Even though she's now settled into a career as a writer, Feinberg finds that she's still asking the same question. And she's not alone. She interviewed more than 100 people nationwide and found that everyone she spoke with wrestled with what to do with his or her life.
"Figuring out what to do with your life isn't easy because even landing a job or finally earning a few years of work experience to put on the resume, the questions about what you want to do don't disappear," she writes. "They just keep resurfacing. Singles, newlyweds, oldyweds, empty nesters, retirees --- anyone at any age or stage in life --- can wrestle with these questions and struggles to find answers. No one is immune."
Feinberg thinks What the heck am I going to do with my life? is one of the greatest questions we ever ask ourselves. "Not just because it is the question that won't go away, but because it forces us to examine ourselves in a new light --- who we are today and who we are called to be tomorrow. The question challenges us to look at the core of who we are as individuals, discover our talents and gifts, and come to terms with our weaknesses. When we dare to ask, we step into a realm where anything --- including growth, transformation and change --- is pos