If you know me, if you follow me online, or if you take a few minutes to look around my website, you’ll notice that my passions are a bit all over the place.
I constantly have this nagging desire to focus heavily on just a few things, but my passion for anything comes and goes in waves. I can try to force myself through it, which works sometimes, but often I just become burnt out and depressed.
Some of my proudest accomplishments have come from dropping everything I was doing and working on something that popped up.
That’s not very easy to build an audience around online though.
It’s not very easy to make money from.
It’s not easy.
At the same time though, I think it’s okay.
It’s okay to follow whatever is leading me outside of my paying career. There’s a central thing that has paid my bills over the last eight years and I shouldn’t forget that. For all the exciting and interesting things I’ve gotten to work on, the thing that always pays the bill is digital marketing.
This blog post isn’t for necessarily for anyone to read. It’s more for me to clear my head. Maybe one of you has a similar issue and this perspective helps.
I refuse to feel guilty for pursuing the passions that lead me. I just need to remind myself what pays the bills and allow everything else to be free form.