Fueling Passion For New Career
A Plethora Of Mediocre Talents.
I’m going to brag on myself for just a second. People comment all the time on the great ability of my crafty talents. There I am. Done. Issues are once I master a craft I get bored and move on. The bigger issue is my definition of “mastery” is not the same as Websters. While most would assume mastering something requires great skill, I feel my crafty crap isn’t that great.
After I graduated high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I did know I needed a college education and didn’t want to waste my student loan money on a degree leading me to a job I loathed. Why go into 30 years of crippling student loan debt for something you don’t love to do? I enrolled in a local community college to earn credits for a general associate’s degree (smart move by the way! cheaper and credits transfer to a four-year college). To fulfil a general education requirement, I enrolled in a communications class. The first day of the class the professor said find a career in something you love to do. Then you wont look at it as a career/job but a passion. So I sat and wrote down a list of stuff I love to do. A decade later, the “loves” I had changed. So last night I wrote a new one…
As you can see/read, most of my “loves” center around crafty and artsy crap. So it should be no surprise I obtained my degree in Bachelors in Communication (emphasis in Public Relations). It is kinda a crafty/artsy degree. Some of my past jobs include work for Blue Star Mother of America- Missouri Chapter as a spokesperson and content creator, website design, written press releases, public speaker and more. However, nothing I did really centered around my crafty crap hobbies. Redesigning myself, I’m going to focus on turning a hobby into a passion and then into a career.
On the first day in my communications class in college I realized something; one of the things I love most- talking. I like big words and I can not lie. I also love exercising my brain through my hands. Maybe it is because I have adult ADD so I can’t keep my hands or mind still.
Your’s truly wasn’t to smat in high school and I have a lot of mediocre talents; but not great at any specific one. Since this blog is all about finding myself again, I need to work on my view of my self-worth and talents. This series of posts will focus on all my mediocre talents and expanding on them. Maybe one talent will light my fire and burn as a passion into a career.
18 Replies to “Love Plus Talent Equals Passion For Career. Part One Self Discovery”
I love that you’re using this platform to help find yourself and figure out your passions. That was one of the reasons I started writing. I needed a hobby that was all mine, to keep me sane. After having 4 kids, I’ve kinda lost myself and needed to refuel my passions for writing, cooking and learning new things. Keep it up!
This is going to be a very helpful (and maybe cathartic) series for you. Reading your list, the sarcastic stickers caught my eye, as did the planning. You’ve got two ideas for income-generation there. 😉
I can’t wait to see what your takeaways from this are!
I think I’m going to look in some classes for some. However, I’ve already made stickers for myself and already have a etsy shop for other items up and running. So I might stick them in there and see how it goes!
Such a great idea. I feel like I have a bunch of things that I’m “OK” at but also not great. Maybe I should try some posts like this to help me figure out what to do next. Ps. I think your handwriting is beautiful, so maybe something with that too!
Lol. Trust me, it’s just the pen!
Oh what a fun series to try and found out some new things about yourself!
I feel like I’m in high school again when they ask you to take the aptitude test. Issues is, I was sick the day we had ours!
How exciting! I’m excited to follow along with you on this journey! That was really wise of you to think through college so well before taking on so much debt!
Thank you! I’m excited but scared at the same time! It’s like growing up again
Good for you to lay it all out there! I often feel like a Jack of all Trades but Master of none. I’m not sure if it IS better to devote tons of time to one particular thing. I kind of like that I get to do lots of things and I think that’s part of what makes me so happy about planning parties. Keep it up and I’m sure that you’ll find something that ignites that fire again!!
I hope maybe I can do more than one. I love doing them all and being able to jump around to different things.
Oooo what a fun series!!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!
Me too! Lol.
I relate to this so much! Especially as someone with ADD. Can’t wait to read more!
Squirrel! Hopefully I can stay on track!
I think those who have passion for something are very lucky. Many go through life without finding theirs. Here’s hoping you find yours – sounds like you have a lot of things that could spark!
I’m just so scared I won’t find something. But your right, at least I have something rather than nothing
love that you’re trying to find yourself again. maybe write a post on ‘what i did on my summer vacation?’. oh, shades of grade school.