You might think that this is an odd title for a blog post. Especially seeing as though I am in my 40’s now. Where did the time go?! But I have thought a lot recently about what I want to be when I grow up. How do people figure out what they want to do with their lives – what they’re “meant” to do? Sometimes I feel like I just throw things at the wall to see what will stick. I discuss struggles with finding my passion in my previous blog post Another day, another butterfly. If you haven’t watched the link in there to Cass Phillipps TedX talk, I highly suggest watching it.
Tag Archive: focus
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)!