Still, haven’t found what I’m looking for…
You would think that by now I would know what I want to do with my life. At the very least, I should have some well-defined hobbies. Truth is, I lose interest, quickly, in things that excite me. I’m not entirely sure that I lose interest as much as I get frustrated with trying to figure out what direction I want to go in.
So, I guess that technically my hobby is gathering information. I do nothing with said information, but I gather it. I read it…I go down rabbit holes on YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. I join Facebook groups and read books on a variety of different subjects.
My main focus of interest is food-related. It took me years of research along with trial and error to finally find a lifestyle of eating I could be happy with. I have collected more recipes than I will ever use, or could use in 20 lifetimes. Yet I still find myself saving them to Evernote, Pinterest, and a variety of other recipe sites. I cannot begin to give you a number of how many cookbooks I have purchased, sold, given away, repurchased…it would depress me if I actually knew.
The research, the hoarding of information, it is all well and good, but it is a complete waste of time if I am doing nothing with it. I have a desire to make YouTube videos, as well as blogging. Since it is obvious that travel, food, and beverages are my main interests, those should be my focus, right? So what can I do?
My husband and I are getting an RV, well, technically, it is a Sprinter Van that is in the process of being gutted and remodeled to our specifications. Once we get it, our project, Selph Exploration, will be on its way. We have our Instagram up, but we also have a website we are working on and a YouTube channel – there just isn’t any content on those as of yet. We are both excited about this.
My personal project is going to be Cooking with Gram. I have YouTube channel, with no content, and eventually, I will get a blog and Facebook page set up for it, but I need to actually make a few videos and see how it goes. With this channel, I hope to test recipes that are out there, demonstrate the recipes that are in our Family Cookbook, and provide information for those of all level of cooking.
So why did I title this “Still haven’t found…”? Well, I have been talking about these things for a long time, but I have done nothing, that is until recently. I am actually learning how to do YouTube videos. I am attending the YouTube Academy, and I’m reading the Book “How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck“. We have purchased some basic camera equipment, nothing fancy because it is not worth spending the money if you are not actually going to do it. If we get the projects going and do it for a while, then we will talk about upgrading. I just do not know that I feel comfortable enough with my progress to say “I have finally figured out what I want to do with my life!”.