“I’m having a thought here, Barbossa”

HA. Definitely a line from one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies that my sister and I quote all the time. But essentially…I’m having a thought. Or ten.

Trying to brainstorm what I might be able to do with my life and I’m thinking that if I write it out physically (or digitally) that it might help me decide some things.

So let’s begin.

1. What am I naturally good at already?

  • Listening
  • Empathizing
  • Nannying
  • Acting
  • Teaching
  • Planning / organizing
  • Writing (kind of)
  • Giving advice
  • Connecting with others
  • Being lazy. HA!


2. What would I like to be good at?

  • Blogging
  • Inspiring other women
  • Writing
  • Singing
  • Speaking Italian + French
  • Eating healthy


3. What do I do that brings me energy and fulfillment?

  • Watching incredible films / acting
  • Prayer / spending time with God
  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Planning / organizing
  • Teaching / helping / inspiring others
  • Mastering a new skill
  • Spending time with my family and friends
  • Completing something
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Laughing
  • Chai or Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  • Christmas (no really)


4. What would I do every day if I knew I wouldn’t be paid?

  • Sleep in a bit, make coffee, do some Bible study
  • Spend time with my family, friends, boyfriend
  • Watch new films
  • Go to the beach
  • Scroll through Pinterest
  • Learn new skills / hobbies
  • Give advice to my friends
  • Read
  • Plan / organize
  • Learn about psychology
  • Create (calligraphy, sing, draw, craft)
  • Travel


Okay so looking back over these questions it seems that…

  1. I had a lot of the same answers for what I’m good at + brings me joy, and what I would do every day without being paid.
  2. Solely from looking at these answers, I should aim for something that involves my faith, planning / organization, reading / writing, film, teaching / connecting with others.
  3. My values seem to be my spirituality, my family, serving / helping / inspiring others, connection / relationships, and chai lattes.
  4. Maybe I should create a job that encompasses all of these things??



  • Director / Filmmaker
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Counselor / Therapist / Psychologist
  • Event planner
  • Life coach
  • Youth leader at church
  • Missionary
  • Blogger
  • Something to do with reading books…
  • Nanny
  • Actress (we already tried that K)
  • A film director that blogs about books and God
  • A life coach that nannies and plans for the family
  • An event planner blogger that reads about psychology
  • Pfft, I’m over this now


Round 1 goes to you, Universe.

I will try again tomorrow.