My Pillar to Post Personality
I used to refer to myself as a "Jill of all trades" except the use of that term leaves people under the assumption that I'm an "expert" at many different things...which I am not. What I am is "pretty decent" at a handful of things. I tend to bounce from one enjoyable activity to the next pretty quickly. I'll see or hear of something (thanks Pinterest), and I'll learn more about how to do it, become "pretty decent" at it and then move on to the next thing. I don't completely disregard those things I just typically take a break from them while I move onto the next venture. For example, I have been playing the guitar since I was sixteen. I write music and sing and have performed a few times, but I will never be a singer/songwriter as a profession. What it is, is a fun creative outlet that I swing back to every once in a while. Maybe I'll post a video on here someday...stay tuned for that!
When I heard the term "from pillar to post" it was a total lightbulb moment. I finally had a term to describe what goes on in my brain! Though there are many definitions of the term as well as many potential origins, I prefer the definition provided by The Phrase Finder:
I know that definition kind of carries a negative connotation, "haphazardly and to little purpose", but that is exactly how it feels. I don't feel like I have a niche, I just have a lot of areas of interest. Maybe one of them will lead me to success someday or I'll gain better focus on one area of interest, but for now, I'm totally ok with the haphazard and little purpose extracurriculars. I'm excited to share my random knowledge with you guys...maybe that will help me gain some purpose in having all that random knowledge!
So be prepared for some "pillar to post" posts in the near future! This is the "sorry I'm so random" warning post!