I read a blog a few weeks ago that pondered the age-old question: How do you decide what to do with your life?
That's actually harder and yet simpler than it seems.
The benefit of a few extra decades has given me the wisdom to know that if you want to be happy, you should venture into wherever your passion leads you.
For me, that can get a little complex because nearly everything fascinates me. Since we're all granted only a finite number of days, I've had to choose carefully.
The blogger cited someone wiser than himself and offered this advice: Look at the books on your bookshelves. What topics come up most?
On my bookshelves, I have books on ancient history, art, animal husbandry, dogs, gardening, simpler living, archeology, the paranormal, painting and writing. I also have a lot of romance novels (heavy on the historicals). I used to have a lot of science fiction but my tastes have shifted over the years.
So if I were to disseminate my interests I have any number of careers to choose from--many of which already appear on my life's resume.
I think looking at your library is a pretty good indicator on where your passions lie. We read what interests us most.
What's in your library? Is there something you'd like to try (or write about) that you haven't yet?