Many people are not going to understand the path you have chosen and to be honest you should not force them. What you should do is stay on your chartered course. Realize your passion and calling is not for all to buy into, those who do --will do so voluntarily and without request. Take the energy from those faithful few and continue to press forward to whatever goals you have. Even when you do not understand what is going on with your own life -- STILL stay on course.
For me, my course is being a mom. At the age my son is, it is not about me trying to pave new roads, find this super career, creating a new/different plan, or reinventing myself.
I am 40 with a 6 year old - my focus is training and educating him, nothing more - nothing less. All things, I do must work around his schedule NOT he work around mine.
Along the way, God will and has always provided for me miraculous opportunities for me.
Never allow others to devalue your calling. Appreciate the challenges and obstacles set before you. Learn that you are no less than anyone else no matter what their bank statement may say, what they may be driving or where they may be living.
I want to thank God for entrusting me with such an important task to do for a phenomenal son.
Smile and be proud of where you are in your life - no one fought the battles you fought, no one wears your battle scars the way you do - no one will appreciate your life more than you. Sometimes, you just have to sit back and tell your testimony BACK to yourself just so you can realize GOD has NOT forgotten you.
So where ever you are in your life, give yourself a pat on the back and say, "I made it!" You may not be at your mountaintop yet, but you are at it's summit -- which is just as good a view.
I hope this encourages someone today.
Blessings to you all.