Just posted this on Facebook and felt compelled to blog some more about it here: "Reading the blog of Aaron Swartz. Honestly never heard of the guy until today, although I did know of his Reddit site - As a fellow blogger, I am very inspired by his writings and can see why people are mourning his suicide at age 26 - tragic...Some of the most brilliant are often the most troubled."
Just read that at age 14 he helped create the RSS code - that people use when subscribing to our blogs, so for that alone, we bloggers owe him a debt of gratitude!
Aaron's blog I am referring to is called Raw Thought.
On it he has a series called "Raw Nerve" - posts that reflect a lot of what is going on in his own mind - things he is struggling with.
I had planned to do a quick look-see at his blog and then return to my normally scheduled activities, but once I started reading those posts, they touched a very raw nerve of my own.
It was incredibly motivational to read his thoughts on facing those things we are not the best at instead of running away towards what we are good at. *Scroll down to read his post about "Growth Mindset"
I've been tossing back and forth whether to deep six the medical direction I've been headed in, especially considering my single-sided profound hearing loss, which requires a special stethoscope- and beyond that, the difficulty I had in picking up listening to blood pressures to begin with, aside from my hearing loss.
What ever made me think I could succeed at something that requires hearing!!! I have felt like a big failure seeing others picking up these medical procedures so quickly, while I feel old and slow :-(
Family/friends have asked what ever prompted me to go to this career path in the first place, since they see me as the rightbrained artsy type they were always familiar with. Why don't I try this or that or that instead...
But you know what? I'm not ready to give in yet....
Thanks Aaron :)