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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

If I Could Do Anything...

Someone said, "If you could do anything you wanted for a living, what would it be?"

You know, I really don't know. How bad is that, not to know? Does that mean I'm indifferent to everything or am I just passionate about a lot of different things?

I always grew-up wanting to be a music teacher. I wanted to teach singing. I loved singing... in fact, as a kid you couldn't keep me from singing. I studied voice with profressional coaches on and off for more than 10 years. My Step-dad used to yell at me on car trips because I sang with the radio all the freakin' time!

In fact, when college rolled around I auditioned and received a partial scholarship to Westminster Choir College which I declined. Mom feared I could not make a living at music because of my weight. So I allowed her the power to talk me into doing somehing practical, studying something business related. Mom said,"... if you want to go back to music bad enough later, then you will." It sounded reasonable. In the end I was a marketing major who couldn't stand the likes of the stereotypical consulting salesforce... obviously not a good fit. I never made it back to school for music.

So I find my way into technology. Am I passionate about it? No. Am I pretty good at my job? Yes. I guess the fact that I'm good at what I do, keeps me from trying anything else I might fail at. That being said there are plenty of things, each and every day, that present an opportunity for failure in my job and I have towork to strive for excellence each day.

My return to school is a big deal for me and it's going well. I'm scoring well above the class average, so that feels like progress. Deciding to get a BS in CIS though? Is that the right thing? Just thinking out loud.

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