What I want to be when I grow up

A list of things I wanted to be when I grew up in no particular order:

  • Astronaut
  • Hip Hop Producer
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Disney Imagineer
  • A Dad

I keep coming back to this feeling that I don't know what I want to be. I'm probably deluding myself that I haven't grown up already. At least I'm a dad.

For the past 6 months, since I left my full time job, I haven't been doing nothing. In fact, I've been doing more different things than I have in a long time. I've been doing high level consulting with a number of different and awesome startups. I helped run a conference. I'm authoring a book about pizza that's successfully been funded on Kickstarter.

But what am I supposed to be?

For 6 years I had blinders on and I worked with a mission. Whether or not the mission was a real or meaningful one was irrelevant. I was aimed at a target and I was moving fast.

Now I'm missing that feeling - I've been recreating it with these individual and short term projects. Each feels good, but does it add up to a whole? Is it OK to be many things?

Area man seeks target.

I do know that I love working with people and building awesome things, so more of that please. Maybe what I want to be is just that - a Collaborator. And that's OK.

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