"Not all who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien
I can believe this. It is the path of my life. There are folks who think that I lack focus and will never get anywhere because there are so many things that I want to do.
I like to keep my options open, not being tied down to any one "dream", but staying open to possibilities with all of the things that intrigue me. I have tried to pin my dreams down to one board, but all this "putting my eggs in one basket" has gotten me is a dream that is stalled due to mechanical failure of the key ingredients.
I want to be a terrific photographer, not just a picture taker. I want to be a painter, both digitally and with paint splattered all over me in the flesh. I want to read and I want to write with the passion and flair had by the people whose books I read.
I want to create something so cool that people can't help but stop in their tracks and say "Wow!", something that makes a possibly life-changing difference to someone, even if I never know about it.
I'm thinking, if I'm pinned down to one spot, that can't happen. Maybe I need to be wandering free, exploring *all* of the things that I find exciting in order to find that "Wow!" moment, to make a difference.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think that you should wander, exploring various possibilities, or do you think you should set a target, aim straight for that, with no detours along the way? Please share! I would love to hear what you think!