I wrote this post while on a plane to visit American Idol during Hollywood Week (see recaps here, here and here). That trip set me on a path that is looking very much like what I want to be when I grow up (i.e., part of something truly amazing). Stay tuned.
Sometimes I say things like “when I grow up, I’ll have a washing machine that doesn’t dance around during the spin cycle” or “when I grow up, I’m going to figure out this time management thing.”
Bwahahahahahahaha! Sorry, that last one made me laugh.
But really what’s most on my mind when I think about growing up (’cause I’m still so young and all), is what I want to do—you know…what awesome, amazing thing(s) I want to accomplish or what “oh my gosh I love my job so much” job I want to have.
Don’t get me wrong, I love being a wife and mom and blogger and freelance writer and social media specialist. And I’ve enjoyed my time as an office assistant and project manager and web guide producer and communications manager. But crap. I’m still trying to figure out what I really want to do with the rest of my time and talents and whatever skills I’ve picked up along the way.
One of those skills is figuring out the perfect way to run errands so a Sonic Route 44 Diet Coke is always part of the equation.
I’m one of those people who knows a little about a lot; I’m not overly skilled in a single area. And I like so many things, from cooking and reading (which I don’t do enough of) to tweeting and writing. I feel like I need some focus. I have far too many irons in the fire and they’re all getting really, really, really hot.
Do you feel the same way or have you found your “thing”? Have you always done what you loved or did you discover what you loved doing later in life?
There’s a woman in my ward who is known as the Cruise Lady. She provides LDS travel (cruises, excursions, etc) and has done so successfully for quite a few years now. But she didn’t even begin her business until she was in her 50s. When she shared that at a recent meeting, I felt a little more hopeful. I still have some time to figure it out.
And I think by figuring it out and focusing on that “thing” (see note at beginning of post), I will feel a little more settled about life in general and there will be less of those irons in the fire.
Maybe I can even take one of those irons and roast a few marshmallows in my spare time.
I do want to be published, and a friend and I have a project in the works to make that dream happen. We may even throw in an app to go with it. Combine an eBook with all the awesome craziness that is the IdolTweethearts and I’m thinking 2014 is going to be a pretty good year for growing up.
Well, except for that part about turning 40.
Feel free to “like” is this REALLY my life? on Facebook. It won’t always earn you an extra entry in a giveaway but it will give you warm fuzzies.