Careers & Candy Stores
Just pick one and go with it.
Isn't it weird how careers are like buying mortgages? In high school, it's stressed how we have to pick one career and just go with it.
For some, that may work out just fine, but for me...not so much. My career path is less of a straight line and more of a snowball. I've picked up many things along the way, and I'll be the first to admit I've pursued a variety of passions that weren't necessarily related to my field of study.
I have this theory that these social ideals suck for smart and/or creative people. Lemme tell you why.
Knowledge is like a candy store for them.
It really is. Smart and creative people get bored. Easily. We need stimulation—which we often times find in learning new things. Problem solving. Then that leads to other things. Then that leads to new passions we didn't even know about.
The problem is, we're having a hard time figuring out how to make a career out of a variety of skill sets. It's easier to just focus on one, but not necessarily the best idea long-term.
So I propose this:
Why not yes to all?
Why not try something new? Don't misunderstand me—I'm not asking you to quit your day job, but I am saying it isn't the only thing you should be doing if you yearn to be multi-disciplined.
Who says you can't be multi-disciplined? What's stopping you from pursuing multiple fields of study? Time? Manage it. Money? Save for it! Don't stop! Set long-term goals. How important is it to you?
Of the metaphysical closet...that is. You may have already noticed the changes to my website. I've decided to pursue one of my long-time passions, tarot reading.
The seed for this idea started earlier this month when I braved a psychic fair for my first time...as a psychic. I've always had these abilities, but it was liberating and fulfilling to watch how I could use them to help people (or more specifically, give them the tools they needed to help themselves).
It was a success and I was hooked. So, I decided to take it a step further. I finally embraced this facet of who I was and braved incorporating it into my other side passion—art. I've even started a website for assisting fellow psychics with their branding.
I know I'm doing the right thing because it feels right. It feels very right.
Also, I've learned I should never make choices based on fears. I shouldn't stop myself from doing what I love because I'm afraid of what people might think. If it's meant to be, it will work out in the end.
...and I truly believe it will.