Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Life in General

What do I want to do with my life?

This is likely the question I ask myself more than any other.  Here I am, 30 years old, and I don't feel any closer to an answer than I did when I was 12, before I ever even asked it. 

So, what do I want to do with my life?  Further more, what will I want to do with my life ten years from now?  Twenty? 

When you think about it like that, you might think that it's better to have a more general answer, in case your values and desires change.  Others might think that it's better to lock down what you want, then stick to it, no matter what.  Over the past year, I've been toward the middle.  I've done a lot of writing, in private, about what I want to do.  I have a great many ideas listed, all interesting projects that would be fun to work on. 

As always, I have trouble choosing one.  I made a list a while back with some of those projects.  I've added a few, mostly along the same lines as my older ones.  There are many other philosophical ideas I've wanted to explore further as well, such as cross training the mind.  And don't forget the story plots in my head;  I have an idea for a science fiction series and a stand-alone general fiction piece.  And, finally, the classes I'm taking.  So far it's piano, but I want to add the MFR class, drawing, fencing, and many others.  It's not too difficult auditing one class a semester. 

Beyond all this rambling, I really don't know what I'm doing.  I'm staying with my job for a while longer, exploring a wide range of activities, and constantly thinking.  What do I want to do with my life?  I'll let you know when I figure that out.

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