Finding My Passions Part II

Discernment Jan 28, 2013 1 Comment

With all the thoughts of “Who am I?” and “What drives me?” whirling around in my head, I began to feel something else causing clutter in my life. I realized that I was beginning to collect too many books. One thing I know for sure is having too much of anything drives me nuts! A whole bunch of stuff is hard to travel with, and excess simply weighs down the soul.   So, I began to purge books.

I most often accumulate points on or collect a little cash from or simply donate them to; I just needed to sort them into the appropriate shipping boxes.

As I placed book after book into its box of destination, swap…cash…donate, I read the title of one to determine its fate, “Practical Genius: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Talents and Passions Working for You,” by Gina A. Rudan.
What? Passions working?  What does that mean?

I did not have a “keeper” box so I placed this one on my nightstand.  I wondered how this book got into the house and why hadn’t I read it yet.

That night I opened the pages to remarkable advice and insight on finding my passions and, a bonus, making them work with my skills.
So, my story begins and I know of no other place to share it than here which means some things may change.  I may get real personal on these pages, I may toy around with some new dialogue and share some new adventures but it will all be done as an exercise in creating my legacy.

Next week, I will sort through my internal conflict of how to fuse my Christian values with my future vocation and my passions. Time for a brief confession… I held onto another book, “Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists and Jesus Followers,” by my friend and former neighbor, Troy Bronsink. Troy should be able to fill in some blanks.


One Comments

  1. Great Book!

    Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists and Jesus Followers

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