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:
“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?