Do you sometimes you feel like you get distracted by every pretty butterfly? So I started out looking into product reviews, then it turned into looking at things to do with a blog, then in the process of looking at a blog came the big question. What is my passion in life? What can I not do? And the answer is… I don’t freakin’ know! No clue. Are there things I enjoy doing? Sure! But do I jump back and forth between things I enjoy doing? All the time! For example, I went through a cleaning phase. I was going to get the house cleaned and organized. I was really motivated. And then, I wasn’t. I don’t remember what I moved on to… typically for me my focuses tend to fall into the following categories: 1) Bettering myself or my house (cleaning, organizing, decluttering, working on personal issues, finding what I want to do with my life); 2) research (genealogy mostly, but also stuff I need to buy or places I’m interested in… or anything I’m interested in) 3) gaming (LOTRO, D&D). But I bounce between them… every few days. When I’m into something, I’m all in… hours and hours and hours of being involved in it. And then the switch turns off and I move back to something else. But… I don’t really consider any of them passions. How do you know what is an interest and what is a passion? Maybe I just don’t know what passion is. The dictionary (M-W online) has a few definitions – the applicable ones being
I tend to be a bit scattered in my focus as I hop from around different things. Lately I’ve been interested in ways to make money on the internet. I played around with some transcriptions.. I type fast, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to speedy transcriptions I’m finding. I think you really need the foot pedal thing. I’ve done some Mturk things via Amazon. I’ve found a couple blogs that talk about different places you can join – opinion surveys, bzzzagent, one space, user testing.. nothing is really feeling that worthwhile at this point. Part of me wants to just get a job in the real world, but with the girls only in school three half-days a week it just isn’t really feasible. I’ll continue to poke around online to see if I find anything that seems to fit me. Maybe what I really need to do is focus on one at a time. Spend 2-3 days working with just one website to see if it’s a good fit for me vs jumping around like I am today (see, scattered)!
So I joined a Facebook group a few weeks ago called mom is in control. It is hosted by Heather Chauvin (who is just awesome by the way). I definitely recommend checking her out at Mom Is In Control if you are a mom. She also does a podcast if you like listening to those. Anyways, the Facebook group is for people doing the mom is in control challenge. I actually started this on January 20th, but fell off the horse after about day 5. I’m going to start back up with day 6 tomorrow, which is basically just about making sure you are drinking enough water. I am horrible at making sure I am staying hydrated. Because, quite frankly, I’ve never acquired a taste for plain water. My current way of drinking water is to drink watered down Propel Zero. I don’t need a lot of flavor and Propel on it’s own is somehow too sweet for me. I find if I do about a 1:4 ratio of Propel to water it works out fine. So my goal for tomorrow is to drink more water.