I’m great at making lists, then losing them shortly thereafter, so I am keeping a master to do list in the tab above for myself in the hopes that some day, soon, I will decide what my next career path is going to be.
This is last year I have to determine what path I’m going to take. Littlest one will be in kindergarten by 2010, so time’s a-wastin’.
Now that I’m clearing out some headspace and letting some emotional stuff out, I’m ready to work on making some real decisions.
Mostly, it’s in part because of this comment by Grady Towers in IQ and the Problem Of Social Adjustment
…many Mensans have fallen victim to two minor forms of maladjustment: lack of self-discipline, and spreading themselves too thin. Most people in Mensa’s IQ range have escaped these traps and made better use of their talents. But even a quick, informal survey will show that Mensa is very much underrepresented in all of the professions. Those that have acquired their PhDs or other necessary credentials find ample stimulation from their colleagues and from belonging to professional organizations. They have no need of Mensa. In fact, in some fields, acknowledging one’s membership in Mensa would prove the kiss of death, professionally.
At first, I got a little offended by this. Not because I’m a Mensan (I’m not), but because I’m now a stay at home mom but I WAS a credentialed professional who did find ample stimulation from my colleagues and from the professional organizations (I even got a free biotech conference trip to Reno, Nevada once, that was pretty amazing) . It’s not my fault I don’t have enough stimulation now. Right? Well, yes and no…this is the problem:
What all of these people have proven is that they are capable of prolonged, disciplined effort.
~ Grady Towers
I lost a lot of that prolonged, disciplined effort I once had. It’s time to retrieve that skill again and find a specific focus and direction. I don’t particularly like being a jack of all trades and master of none. I am better off specializing in a chosen field again and I think I know what it is, but it’s a little too soon to tell.
Interesting video of gifted underachievement I found while browsing the Talent Development Resource site.