12. You’d rather be an expert at one thing than try to do everything.
“Jack of all trades, master of none.” That would be me. So, I can’t say I fit into this exactly.
If you’re anything like me, you jump around from one thing to another. While “expert” is a pretty strong term, I become quite proficient at something and once I’ve kind of gotten all I can out of it, I tend to abandon it and move onto something else.
I’m not sure if I get bored or I just don’t feel I can or want to go any farther with what I’ve learned/mastered/excelled in.
If we get a new type of pet, I read up on it to make sure I do the best I can by that little creature. I’m a professional photographer, but after it was an actual job for a while, it lost its magic. I’ve never had a career, per se, because different things interest me at different times. I think what works for me in my current job is things can grow and change – it doesn’t and shouldn’t be the same forever.
I am often drawn to a simple, repetitive type of work – but I know after a short while I would be clawing my way out.
So, I guess I’m just a wanderer – doing the best I can do at the time and moving onto something new that will challenge me again.
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