The feedback I've received from myself, however, has had to be monitored closely for tone, content, usefulness and truthfulness. Nothing worse than being your own troll. Every day, many times a day, I've halted a downward spiral internal conversation to remind myself that the whole point of doing this is because I actually BELIEVE in this mission - to provide an alternative voice to the relentless insistence that every human has ONE passion, and that it is our purpose to discover and live it. Dabbler University encourages the rest of us who have MANY interests to embrace that reality and to find purpose in exploring them all. And the other reason that I'm doing this is because - it's fun. So be quiet, troll.
Earlier today, as I was staring at the screen thinking about what to do next, a post from one of my favorite photo bloggers - Brandon Stanton of Human's of New York - popped onto my Facebook feed. The woman in the photo (above) is quoted as saying: "I wasn't lucky enough to have ever found what I wanted to do. Don't get me wrong-- I did nicely. But I never found my passion." It was like she was talking to me. She's definitely LOOKING right at me. And that knowing smile beats that doubting troll anytime.