If there is one thing I got out of read­ing Gary Vaynerchuk’s book Crush It, is that I real­ly need to have a pas­sion. Some­thing I could love doing for the rest of my life.

My prob­lem is that I have no idea what that is.

I love my fam­i­ly. If I could some­how stay home and make enough mon­ey to give my fam­i­ly a com­fort­able life, I would total­ly do it. I love spend­ing time with my fam­i­ly. I just don’t see how spend­ing more time with my fam­i­ly will make me more mon­ey.

I am com­mit­ted to my reli­gion. Giv­en how much time I spend each week doing some­thing relat­ed to my reli­gion, I bet­ter be. Again, I am not sure how I could make a career out of liv­ing my reli­gion, par­tic­u­lar­ly one that relies on vol­un­teerism and a lay min­istry. I sup­pose I could start a Mor­mon book­store. That just seems kind of weird, and hav­ing cheap thrifty Mor­mons as one’s clients just opens up a whole dif­fer­ent can of worms.

Beyond those two things, I am not sure what else there is.

After a dis­cus­sion dur­ing the most recent Leth­bridge tweet­up, I was think­ing more about the idea of dis­cov­er­ing my pas­sion. One thing I thought might kick start this is to list out some of my inter­ests and favourite pas­times.

  • Pas­times
    • Cook­ing
    • Yard­work
    • Camp­ing
    • Pub­lic speak­ing
    • Writ­ing poet­ry
    • Being under­wa­ter (swim­ming, scu­ba div­ing, snorkelling)
    • Vol­un­teer­ing
    • Cook­ing over wood-fuelled fire
    • Tak­ing pho­tographs
  • Inter­ests
    • City plan­ning
    • Tech­nol­o­gy
    • Maps
    • Orga­ni­za­tion

I am sure some­one who knows me will men­tion some­thing about gram­mar. I don’t know if that is some­thing I enjoy as much as it is hat­ing seeing/hearing bad gram­mar.

Now to think about this some more.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing and social media tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness. Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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