“What Do You Want To Do With Your Life?”

randomlychad  —  July 28, 2011 — 2 Comments
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If you’re as old as I am, you perhaps saw Animal House in its initial theatrical run. Or maybe you’ve seen it since. In any case, a number of lines from the film have entered our cultural lexicon; such as:

“Food fight!”

“Toga! Toga! Toga!”

And my personal favorite–delivered so deliciously adroitly by Mark Metcalf (as Doug Niedermeyer):

“What do you want to do with your life?”

Thing is, I couldn’t answer that question then, as a nine year-old (yes, my parents let me see R-rated films–even took me to some), and I still can’t answer it now. I mean other than “doing life together” with my family, and friends, I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do.

Maybe it’s obvious to you–you know what you were made for; if so, more power to you!

For me, despite not having an answer to that question, I know what makes me feel alive: loving my wife, my kids, and writing this blog.

I know, corny, right? But there you have it. When I sit down to write, time flows differently–doesn’t seem to pass… I can look up, and hours have gone by.

And maybe that’s my answer. Maybe that passion is a clue… Maybe it is for you, too?

Let me ask you: what do you want to do with your life?

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  • Cindy Holman

    I think that the word "passion" or "compelling" is a clue to this thing that we are search for. For me -- I'm passionate about writing my journey down, thoughts, feelings, hurts, pain and lessons learned -- healing for me -- hoping to help and encourage others. I LOVE connecting with others too and it does not drain me or stress me out to do so -- I think that may be another clue. If it drains -- then it probably isn't a passion -- if it gives energy -- it most likely is.

    • Well said, Cindy! Well said. And for the record, me, either--but it's much more rewarding (as an introvert) to do so in a controlled way. Like right here--on this blog.