Picture it: I’m sitting in my bathtub, soaking in the hot water to unwind some tense back muscles, when it hits me — I can walk and chew gum at the same time.
By that, I mean that some of the tough decision-making I’ve been contemplating has been marked by a series of false dilemmas. As I consider questions about where I wish to live, what career I wish to focus upon, and related matter, I was originally thinking in very linear and exclusive terms: I can do A, or B. But why not A *and* B?
Part of this was illuminated in a conversation with T-Bone regarding the Briefly Noted venture. Sure, it’s a great idea, albeit something of a gamble. But then I did the same thing I did in my undergraduate days, which is do a little bit of everything with bare-bones competency, while excelling at nothing in particular. Which is how I ended up with a dual major/triple minor and none of it especially marketable.
So, I’m a bit enthusiastic about doing One Grand Thing that is a fusion of most of the little things that have interested me. It helps crystalize the goal-setting I’ve been doing lately.