In a recent interview I did online, I was asked 'what I would want the world to know about me that they might not already'. I answered simply, that I am a multifaceted woman. I am a voice actor, a television spokesperson, a writer, a producer, a gardener, a scrapbooker, a painter, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a wife. I pray often. I fall down a lot. I am a terrible speller. I record voice overs from home, and I travel half-way across the country to bring characters to life. I am also an amateur photographer. I sell stock photos online. I am dramatic...just ask my husband :-)
However, today I had an idea...and I believe it's a good one. It involves some writing that I do in my spare time. You see, I am cursed with an over-active imagination. Things sometimes come to me at odd moments, and it can be very frustrating to those closest to me. My husband often tells me 'I don't get it, but it sounds cool I guess'. I don't always 'get it' either, but I always feel in my heart I have to 'do it' (whatever 'it' is). The problem is, sometimes being multifaceted isn't always a blessing, and it's hard to know where to draw the line.
Many a morning a find myself sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end 'working'. With so many things on my plate, I'm not sure 'working' is always synonymous with 'accomplishing'-and there-in lies my dilemma.
I want to be a writer. I want to be a photographer. I want to be an artist. I am a voice actor. (a job I adore)
I want to create all new demos, and I have the ideas on how I want them to sound. I want to finish painting the wine glasses I plan to give a friend as a gift. I want to be outside taking pictures. I want to scrapbook my wedding photos. As of today, I really want to write that book I just dreamed up.
The question is, 'how'? I see so many talented people in the world, men and women doing the exact job I do- and they seem to have it all together. I'm assuming they've been given some Divine advice I missed out on. Maybe I was 'working' when those wise words were handed down. Many of these people have children as well, which REALLY alludes me as to how it is all done. And before you say it, they also spend their time blogging :-)
It leaves me wondering, is it possible to be too multifaceted? Would narrowing down my 'work related desires' make me great at one job, instead of 'good' at many? Or is that what life is all about-being all that you can be- and still finding time to just be?