BLOGGING 1/30: What Am I Doing Here?

BLOGGING Challenge: Day 1 of 30

What Am I Doing Here?

The short answer is –
I was looking to do a 30 Day challenge.  This is my next challenge: 30 Days of Blogging. 30DayChallengeAccepted_Blogging01

Now, the long answer –
I’m in between jobs. Technically, I paused my career to focus on my family and it’s time to go back to a full-time job. While I’m taking the actions required to return to the work force, my heart isn’t there. Part of it is still wanting to be with my kids every minute of the day, but most of it is wondering if all that effort I put into my higher education and years working my way up the ladder… if this field was what I was truly meant to excel at or just something I happen to fall into.

So, I’m here because of a recurring conversation about my career, trying to address the adage: “Do what you love. Love what you do.” The sad realization is that I don’t have a passion for anything specific. I mean, I know what I’m good at, but I don’t know what I’m great at.

Some people just have it – they cook instagram worthy dishes, sing covers better than the original version, do magical makeup tutorials, or put together effortlessly cute outfits. They have a wealth of knowledge, are motivating, or have strong opinions, no filter and a thick skin. How did they figure it out? And how can I?

When I get in these ruts, I look for something new to explore. Sometimes it comes in the form of a vacation, in a new class, or a DIY project. This time around, it’s coming in the form of yet another 30 Day challenge.

Then I realized – I’ve started so many of these mini-programs, tell my friends about, but never complete them. Now here’s a 30 Day Challenge I will be held accountable for because for the first time, I’m logging it.

Actually, I’m blogging it.

 

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Written By 30daysV

8 Comments on “BLOGGING 1/30: What Am I Doing Here?

  1. […] Day1 I explained why I wanted to do another 30 Day Challenge.  In this post I tell you how I decide […]

  2. Irene Reply

    August 16, 2016 at 9:47

    For many years, I have been searching for the elusive “passion”. Some people seems to be just born with a purpose/mission in life and I wonder what’s mine. I am too at the exploration stage.

    • 30daysV Reply

      August 16, 2016 at 11:14

      especially with the Olympics on, this search is heightened.

  3. Awhit Reply

    August 19, 2016 at 8:13

    Maybe you suffer at being good at too many things. One of those things is probably your path, but when you can succeed at so much, the white noise can drown out your true gift. This blog challenge is a great idea. (Also, nice button at the end of this post.)

    • 30daysV Reply

      August 20, 2016 at 12:30

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! It’s an honor (I’m not being sarcastic).
      Looking forward to chatting about this with you more (over a few drinks ;))

      button – my little logo? thanks! I made it myself.

      • Awhit Reply

        August 20, 2016 at 1:45

        Yes cute logo, but I was talking about how you buttoned up the post in text. Things like that are so great for readers. Clever way to wrap up a post about this particular challenge.

        • 30daysV Reply

          August 22, 2016 at 5:41

          ooo. that’s a pat on my back! and I like it.
          you and I were meant to meet 😉

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