So, this is shocking, I know… But I am still asking the question of:
what am I doing with my life?
and I still don’t have any answers.
I have a list of things that I have interest in and I have started on all sorts of different projects (I published a children’s book.. I have an Etsy shop… I have this blog… I have a stack of art and illustrations in my studio… I know how to sew… I like learning about personality typologies… I have a passion for language and reading and childhood and creativity and small businesses and education and lists…). I currently get paid for doing occasional architectural freelance work (that’s what my college degree is in), babysitting, and cleaning a couple houses. So I make some money, but not much. And I am married. Just in case you are wondering how I am not homeless yet…
But anyway, recently I have been considering the possibility of starting a YouTube channel. While I think it could be a cool format to share some of my passions, there are all sorts of things hindering me from doing this… but I decided to take a bunch of online quizzes to see what the internet had to say. Here are the answers I got:
Let’s just take a second to laugh at the one that said I should have a Beauty channel. I don’t know what I possibly could have answered to get that outcome, but I can assure you that I am neither qualified, nor do I have any desire to start a beauty channel. (Props to people who do! That’s just SO not me. The only makeup I put on most days is eyeliner. I don’t even own eyeshadow. My little sister had to teach me how to use foundation before my college graduation.) Needless to say, Beauty Channel won’t be the direction I go with my future.
I can’t say that these were the most enlightening online quizzes I have ever taken. (But I also cannot say that they were the least enlightening either…) There were also some YouTube videos that I watched about the process of making a YouTube video and some of the things to consider. Here’s one of them:
I also watched (and took notes on) the free portion of the video series here… which had some good points, but was honestly pretty intuitive information overall. Here are the notes I took:
While the this whole process did not end up being remarkably helpful for determining if I should or should not be a YouTuber, I did listen to a podcast yesterday that included a lot of good things to consider. Find it here on Personality Hacker’s website. Basically it was suggested that those of us ‘who don’t know what we are doing with our lives’ are asking the wrong question. We should instead be asking, what skills would I like to develop? And who can I talk to who is successful in something that might be even slightly interested in? Because a job/career path is more likely to be the emergent of these things that it is just going to fall in our lap one day while we are taking online quizzes.
So I guess that’s what I will be journaling about for the next few days… what skills do I want to focus on developing? And who would I love to gain some wisdom from in my life?
Do you feel like you have found your passion in life? What got you to that point? I’d love you hear your stories, so please feel free to share them in the comments!