Cutting through Forest Park almost every day for one reason or another lets me watch the people run and sunbathe by the zoo, and Shakespeare in the Park will be starting in a matter of days.
Spring has consisted of relaxing little times, like hanging out at McGurks with local poet Ben Moeller-Gaa, discussing his interview I will publish soon...
Or maybe hanging out in the evening under a tree where no one could find me.
Noticing little things about this city I never have before...
Or doing a bit of caching. Do you see it?
How about now?
I was musing today, my unstable readers, about how people label those of us who have multiple jobs and interests as "unfocused."
I used to think, 'We're just curious about many things and have many passions.' But I've just realized something important. We are NOT unfocused. You CANNOT hold down multiple jobs and interests and BE unfocused. Our heads are spinning a million miles an hour, and yet we get it all done. The amount of focus we must possess is imperative to our personal and financial successes. Not to mention, it makes us a heck of a lot of fun to be around.
Now, I guess I should be fair to those to say we do too much, the ones who tell us we should concentrate on one thing to ensure a goal. We must target our drives and energies into one objective. To this I say, "I understand how you can be confused and concerned. Now pardon me while I finish this short story in time for my dance class."
I don't know why, if you do many things or have many, very different achievements on your resume, you are labeled as wishy-washy or childish. Now, I agree that you should pick something and do it well, as working hard on one thing can produce a bigger result than concentrating on a bunch of different things. But is it fair to call it 'unfocused?' Do hiring companies and employers regard a candidate and not choose them because they have "too much going on?" When did this become such a negative thing?
Courtesy of the Internets (and Reel Obsession), I bring you eight multi-talented celebrities ('cause a list has to have financially successful people, for 'eight multi-talented non-famous people' doesn't hold the same level of awe).
Now just to make sure there's no question about my "lack of focus," here are some ducks for you to enjoy: