Love what you do if you can figure out what that is

Do what you love adn love what you doI have been given the advice through numerous “successful” people to do what you love and the money will come. Well, I have always had two problems with this. First, I am still wondering what I want to do “when I grow up.” I like a lot of things, but what I love is not clear to me. The second problem is that I have never believed that if I love sleeping or taking vacations that someone will pay me to do these things. Maybe this is the problem – that I don’t believe. Well, with recent changes in employment that were beyond my control, I have been given the opportunity to re-evaluate this again. What do I want to do when I grow up?

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Harry Potter time

Documenting my life quest could never be complete without a mention of Harry Potter, and since this is the week that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 was released in movie theaters, I think this is a good time for this post.

The Harry Potter series is amazing for my family and me. I can’t think of any other books, outside of religious ones, that my entire family has been involved with. The books have created a commonality for us, which I am always hoping for as a father. For me personally, Harry Potter is fiction I care about. What I mean is that I almost exclusively limit myself to reading non-fiction. With my work as a technical writer and all of the side things I am trying to learn, I spend a lot of work and personal time reading. So, with what reading time I have, I don’t spend it on fiction. In fact, even with Harry Potter, I don’t read it, but listen to the audio versions of the books. This let’s me enjoy all of the benefits of the story but at a time when I am either too tired to read or cannot read, such as while cycling or going to sleep.

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November 20, 2010Permalink Leave a comment

Ten reasons I love America that no one has on their list

Happy Birthday America! Maybe it is too obvious for me to do this post today, but I love living in America and it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t do it. So, to celebrate the Fourth of July, I want to share my list of ten things I love about America that no one else has thought to put on their top ten list. Maybe you will want to add a few of them to your list.

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