Okay, we’ve all heard the saying, “jack of all trades and a master of none,” but does it ring true? I mean we see it all the time, an acclaimed actress discovers her music talent and records an album, then turns around and writes the next best-selling novel. If she can do it why can’t I? Is she doing all of it successfully because of her “natural” talent or is it her fame?
I have to admit I am a self-proclaimed jill of all trades and I honestly don’t think it can be any other way. I absolutely love writing, I adore photography, and I love web design and creating websites. Whenever I try to remove one or two out of equation to concentrate on the other, they pester me like a devil sitting on my shoulder. It literally becomes an obsession. For example, I was supposed to take a break from this blog (ha, ha) and concentrate on the store so I can get the hell out of working for the man.
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Then I just had to go and introduce photography back into my life. I’ve always loved taking pictures but this is crazy. I think about it all the time, I wake up wondering what and if I’ll have time to take pictures. I drool over the latest lenses and cameras – yes I think I’ve reached the level of obsession/passion, whatever word works for you.
Now I am currently juggling writing, blogging, and store ownership. I won’t even mention the websites that are patiently waiting to be launched. When I’m working on one, the others are knocking at the door. So what’s a girl to do if she’s a natural jill of all trades? Can you be a “master” at more than one thing?
I’m going to say YES!
Because even though I have more than one interest I’m passionate about ALL of them and that’s what it’s all about, doing something you’re passionate about. Life is too short and too long to spend the rest of your days doing something that is just – blah.
Are you living in blah or are you following your passions and dreams. We are nearing the eve of a New Year, what are your plans for making it a SPECTACULAR year?