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Ok so clearly my thoughts are all over the map since I have created 5 categories within my blog and have managed to only put 1 post for each.  I really don’t have a theme or direction for this blog, but then again my handle is a variation of the word ‘eclectic’ so in fact maybe the name is the theme…hmm?

As I was reading through other WordPress blogs today, I found one that was really interesting and unique.  Kick Off 2012 with Project 365 was one of the WordPress News posts.  It talked about people who had completed or started a themed daily project for a year.  The examples covered a variety of topics from finding a new “burger art” each day to blogging about a different breakfast each day.  The idea was intriguing, but every topic I thought of seemed very forced and uninteresting.  I was wishing that something would come naturally to me, but all of my ideas seemed very blah in comparison to the ones I had been reading about.  I continued to peruse through blogs some more, and came across another great post that really fits my life right now.  Finding Your Purpose by Free Spirits United focuses on finding your purpose by finding your passion.  This has been something I’ve been trying to figure out for years now.  I was the girl who went into college thinking I had my life completely in line and mapped out.  I thought I was ahead of the game because I didn’t go in “Undecided.”  I planned out every class I would take for my 8 semesters of undergrad and didn’t really take any time to basically search around and try anything off of that course.  I don’t regret anything that I’ve done, but I’m dealing with regret for things I didn’t do.  After I graduated, I found a job in my field and was still on track with my plan.  I would gain some experience in the area, use my free time to study for the GREs, and then apply to graduate programs to work toward my PhD in Counseling.  A few months into my first adult, full-time with benefits job, I discovered I wasn’t sure if it was what I wanted to do forever.  Could I commit to years of schooling in a field that I wasn’t even sure I liked?  I felt so lost and clueless since my plan was now a mess.  Researching different schools, programs, and faculty only made me interested in other areas, which of course I would question the very next day.  One thing would interest me for a moment, and then I’d find something else that seemed more down my alley.  Everything seemed interesting, and I couldn’t figure out how to narrow down my interests.  It seemed easier to figure out what I didn’t love, rather than to focus on what I loved.  And that has what I’ve been trying to work on for the past few years now.  I’ve managed to cross off some professions off of my list of interests, but there are still so many that I haven’t had a chance to experience or research.  I’ve realized that most people don’t have a clue what they really want to do with their life, and that’s comforting at times.  But I also realize that I can’t continue to spend each day being clueless, and that I need to start making notes of what I really do love so that I can figure out some direction.  I don’t want to look at my life 20 years down the road and say, “well I’m still trying to figure things out.”  If I spend all of this time trying to figure out what my perfect passion is then I won’t accomplish anything.  A very intelligent man told me, “action does not come from motivation, motivation comes from action.”  This is so true.  So in an effort to find the things I truly love and discover my passion, I’m going to take the next 366 (it’s a leap year) days to figure out one thing that I love, appreciate, find value in, etc each day.  Rarely do I reflect on my day and take the time out to appreciate something that happened, so I am hoping that this new blogging experience will help me hone in on that.  And even after my year’s journey, if I still haven’t figured out a little more direction in my life, then hopefully I will have trained myself to recognize the bright side of each day.


So New, So Confused

Well this is definitely all new to me, and confusing.  I just joined Twitter 3 days ago and it has been quite challenging to stay active.  Personally, I don’t understand how people can “micro-blog” in 140 characters or less.  I’d type a comment 5 times, edit and re-edit, trying to get it down to size.  By the time I was out of the negative (-), my tweet was completely irrelevant, as the topic was no longer trending.  So hard to keep up with the times, but this is my attempt at jumping on the bandwagon (late) with blogging.  Honestly, I have very little experience in journaling / diary-ing (well that sounds gross, doesn’t it) altogether.  If you were to browse through my journals, you would see that I tend to only write when I’m angry, or when I have had some type of contact with a new member of the opposite sex.  Seeing that I’ve been dating someone for over two years, and have been relatively happy, there are very few entries that occur during Obama’s time in office.  Perhaps, that’s the “change” he promised.

Basically, I don’t have a topic to categorize my blog.  I’m not sure what I’ll be writing about.  But I will make the effort to add posts, reply to comments, or do whatever it is that you’re supposed to do when blogging.  Here we go…