November 3, 2015
What inspires me this week?
Not 20/20 vision – this kind of vision has nothing to do with eyesight, or lack thereof.
This is the vision of where do you see yourself tomorrow, next month, next year?
You don’t want to sacrifice today to live for tomorrow. That said, you do need to plan for the future.
How do you want your life to grow? Is there an aspect of your career, or of your life, that you have not yet begun to explore?
Have you always wanted to be an artist, a writer, a crafter, a baker, a cook – but not taken the time to see what you can do?
Keep your day job, and select one hobby, one area of your life that you want to explore. Make a plan. Do your research. Purchase your basic tools necessary for your hobby, but only your basic tools. You may get into this hobby, realize it wasn’t what you wanted, and you don’t want to be left with lots of extra stuff you don’t need.
(For example, several years ago I began to get back into playing trombone, which I had previously played in middle school. After a week or less, I realized that I much prefer singing to playing trombone. Many apologies to my husband whom I made crazy trying to find a mouthpiece for my old trombone!)
On the flip side, if you begin to spend a little more time with your hobby, you may eventually be able to turn it into a career. This is something you have to build upon over time, see if it’s feasible to turn your hobby into your day job. Some hobbies are more fun full-time, some are significantly less fun full-time.
I enjoy baking and cooking. I love to watch cooking shows with my children. The shows give us ideas on what else we might want to have for dinner. I admire the skill and techniques of chefs. I also never ever want to bake and cook for a living. It wouldn’t be fun for me.
On the other hand, I love writing. It’s a way of life for me. Regardless of my other occupations, I always find time to write.
Find your passion, find your vision – begin with your hobby.