What do I have the motivation to do? My home passions... I love planning out our meals and finding new recipes to try that I think my kids and hubby will like, but there are a lot of people out there who are better at it than me when it comes to mainstream money-making abilities. Same with travel planning - I love getting travel books and going online to find places to take my family for hiking and adventures, but I have no real desire to do it for other people and I can't imagine the travel agent position is all that lucrative right now. I used to design websites, but my technical know-how is incredibly outdated. I have fun tinkering around with websites, but there's no application outside of my own musings for it. My family is my current passion, but there's no money in it unless I become the next Pioneer Woman. But I never wore black heels and there are no tractor wheels around here. I did well in English through school and I'm good at technical writing, but there are many people out there that are better. So what do I do? Create a stream-of-consciousness entry on my blog and know that even if no one reads this, at least I have a place where I can share my views and have my quirks and be my freaky engineer self. I'm a geek and always have been and I love to read the thoughts of other geeks. (Twitter is SO not helping me stay focused as I follow the tweets of Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, Weird Al, Paul and Storm, and the list goes on.) W00tstock is coming to Seattle and I have my tickets even if I haven't told my husband I'm going yet - and dragging him with me. I was lucky enough to have a dad that encouraged me to be a geek, but that only gets me so far. I don't want to be a famous geek, I just want to be someone who can make money doing something they love and I happen to be good at being nerdy.
I feel like I'm totally in the internet generation, but at the same time that I don't have a place on the internet. I'm really done with Facebook, and I'm not about to go on a hunt to find people to follow me on Twitter because I'm not that prolific or witty. Instead I spend my time making spreadsheets for endless things around the house and making my husband shake his head at how geeky I am. But I'm not geeky enough to make a living at it. Where is my place in the interwebs? I'm not sure, but I sure as heck am having a fun time seeing how other people have found their place in the world.