This is the purpose for a completely separate blog. As too many people know, I have Attention Deficit Disorder. I wear that like a badge of honor. I love to learn. Learn what? Well, just about anything that catches my eye! I also love to share what I learn. That is why I have three You Tube Channels (well, 4 if you want to count the one that I have, for all intents and purposes, abandoned), three blogs, two Twitter accounts, two Facebook pages in addition to my main profile and one royally messed up website. I know not everyone is like me (mentally scattered) so I do my best to compartmentalize the treasures I find online. One cool little feature I discovered on here (WordPress) is a little widget for Goodreads! So, pop over here (to this blog) if you are ever bored and want to take a gander at what I’ve been reading. The list resembles a Jackson Pollock painting! 🙂
So, last month’s Winter Solstice. That is really what this post (and blog) are about. For the first time, it felt like that was the dawning of a new year/new phase in my life. I can’t explain why. As the night wore on, it felt as if the clouds were parting. I cannot think of a better way to describe it but that is when I went a-searching online for some way to figure out who I really am and what I want to be when I grow up.
Explaining my search paths online is worse than trying to tell someone my train of thought when I blurt out a totally random observation. So, simply put, somehow I stumbled onto a tutorial on Lynda.com (I think it was somehow through Dave Conrey of Fresh Rag but don’t quote me). It is Personal Branding Basics with Lorrie Thomas Ross. It is geared toward the career-minded professional but it got me thinking: Who am I? What is my role in this life? How do I want to be portrayed to the world? Most importantly, how do I want to be remembered?
Do I really only want people to remember me for posting smart-assed memes and videos on Facebook? Not really. I have always wanted those who have known me to somehow feel enriched by the experience (well, except for those individuals who, if they magically dropped off the face of the earth I would not mourn) but feel like I have failed miserably. This is why I strayed away from survivalist topics (for the most part) a few years ago. It’s such doom and gloom. You can only point out how corrupt the government is so often without it becoming oppressive (not to mention depressing and a bit fatalistic).
So, here I am having, what seems like a bit of a mid-life crisis (no, mid-life discovery). This is where the entire journey begins and will be chronicled. Are you ready for it? 🙂