My passion is storytelling, both as a creator and a fan. Books, music, film, radio dramas, theater, comedy, podcasts, even well-done video games (shout out to the Blood Omen series)… all of it. I just like storytelling and whatever happens to fall under that umbrella term. There are tons of different forms of storytelling and so my passion never gets remotely boring.
When I daydream of winning the lottery, I don’t think about quitting my job. I think about hiring a ton of impressionable minions I can train to do things exactly my way so I could write most of the time. I would use the lottery winnings to buy myself room in my schedule. Howard Stark said, “No amount of money ever bought a second of time,” and I beg to differ. lol Yes, I just quoted a fictional character from a comic book movie, and no, I’m not ashamed.
When I think of a dream fallback career, it’s as a travel writer. Although not storytelling, I’d still be writing and getting paid to see the world. I love learning about the history of places and seeing the interesting things off the beaten path, away from the touristy crowds. I could seriously get into that idea. Team up with a talented photographer friend and seek out interesting destinations with an educational spin. That sounds incredible to me.
If you could be doing any one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Let me know in the comments. I’m curious to see what kind of passions you all have.