When I was about 5 years old, I had my tonsils taken out. For a young boy, that’s a tough surgery! And so my Grandma bought me a gift: It was a calculator! Calculators were still not common in the mid 1970s, as I recall, and I loved mine to pieces. It was big and bulky, and required a lot of big batteries. My passion for calculation probably started about this time in my life. Now, about 40 years later, I am still calculating … and loving it! I love solving equations, running numerical simulations, playing with symbols and numbers.
What do YOU love? If you know, then wonderful! I hope you’re doing it at least some of the time. And when I say “doing it”, I mean that I hope that YOU are doing it, and not just managing someone else who is doing what you love to do! I found myself in that boat for a while. Pour your heart and hours into what you love to do, because you will add a passion and perspective that will turn the effort into ART.
And if you don’t know what you love to do? Start running some experiments. Try sailing at the local lake. Try acting in community theatre. Try reading at the local library. Enjoy that journey into finding what you love, because even the journey is not lost! You’ll be able to tell someone else how you got there.