My news aggregator slows down, showing that people are doing other things than blogging. I should be packing for my flight to Moscow, but I can’t help my “almost end of the year” mood, so I’m writing.
For me 2003 was a year of learning to make choices for the things I’m passionate about. I always knew that dreams come true if you chase them, but knowing is not the same as doing.
A year ago I didn’t believe that weblogs could become a part of my PhD and a part of work I do. It’s happening. I couldn’t imagine the power of professional and personal connections I’ve got now with people around the globe. Connections that are starting to turn into joint actions.
Last year made my implicit beliefs very obvious and more sharp. Now I not only know that life is too short to do things you don’t enjoy, but I’m also learning not to be afraid of making choices and taking risks to follow my passions. Both professionally and personally.
Here’s a better plan: find something you’re really interested in, learn as much as you can about it, and start working on it. Don’t worry about the money, the money will come. Invest your time and your energy in your passion, not your job – reinvent your job if you have to, or plan to leave it if you can’t.
I guess the next year will be an actionable sense year. Learning how to act together with other passionate people 🙂