Let’s be honest, if you’ve read this blog before or even seen me in person you know I’m a marketing/social media dork. My eyes light up, when the smallest piece of online marketing comes up in a conversation and I can often go on long rants on why you’re stupid for not being on Twitter.
It’s safe to say that I have a passion for this field, that I’m in, which is another reason why I’ve spent the last two weeks training and teaching myself everything that I need to know in order to take the big google Analytics test.
Studying for a test, takes me back to the day’s of high school and college. It means I have to plan an hr. each evening to be alone and have time to study. It means turning off twitter, not watching a movie on Netflix, and not texting my friends. It means planning and taking time out of my day from doing something that is fun, to doing something that is a lot less desirable than just watching TV or reading a book.
In the end it will be worth it though, and I know it’s all about time management. We all make sacrifices in the end to pursue stuff from time to time that is more meaningful than the regular “fun” stuff that we do. What about you? When was the last time you pursued something that was more important than just your average day?
During, the last few weeks, I’m well aware that I’ve been slacking on updating my blog. Between an increased workload at the day job and an increased social life, I really don’t have the same consistent time to spend on my blog that I used to.
I mean, obviously, it’s rough, but life can get in the way of things at times. Moments like this, makes me really appreciate people like Chris Brogan, who writes everyday, but he even admits in order for him to do that he has to make sacrifices.
So I’m currently trying to figure out what sacrifices I want to make, to continue this blog and writing. These last few weeks has also given me some newfound respect for my friends Erik Ras and James Burrow. If they can find time for families and kids, why can’t I as a single male who has a fulltime job and social life do the same thing? So safe to say I need to make some sacrifices and cut out some fat from my life.
So I’m curious, though what sacrifices do you make on a daily basis? I mean let’s be honest, we would all love to be able to sit on the couch and watch reruns of How I met your Mother, but what sacrifices do you make in your daily life in order to achieve the things you really want.
I’ve spent this last weekend thinking a lot about what I have become and where I’m at in my life right now.
This past week I spent the weekend in Charlotte, NC with my brother Cal Watts and an old high school friend. We spent the day at HeroesCon(A comic book convention, don’t judge) and then the rest of the night at Cal’s apartment catching up.
I had an awesome time and it was great to catch up, but this trip just reminded me just how different I’ve become from my old high school friends. Cal being the comic book nerd went from booth to booth looking for awesome deals and though, I’d rummage through the piles with him it’s just not me, neither was spending the evening talking about videogames and how the new final fantasy game was really cool.
I’m a blogger it’s what I’ve turned into. A social media nut a bit. I walked into Heroes con. and checked in on my phone(Foursquare) and took pictures with my phone of a few of the costumed people(though there was no wi-fi in the convention center, which was a big fail by the way). As they talked Saturday night, I could not help but think about how much this trip reminded me, of just who I really am and how much I wanted to write about it.
I might be stupid but I’m kind of in love with this whole online marketing and technology thing. It’s my joy and my passion. This trip reminded me of that.
What’s your passion and when was the last time you got away from it, only to remind yourself how much you love it?