Life.Work.Passion is a blog about how people find their passion in life in the working world. Are some people just born always knowing what they want to do? If not, how do they find that thing that makes them excited to set their alarm, get up, and go to work every day? Oh, and, by the way, what exactly do people really do when they go to work?
Hi, I’m Kim, and I’m an information addict. I’ve always been fascinated by what people do in their jobs, especially when they are passionate about it. What, exactly, does an engineer do all day long? A governor? A record producer? I want to know, and I want to understand how they got there. No one’s path is a straight line from A to B. I want to know how people navigate to their true path. Hopefully their answers will help us all!
Jobs are just one of my interests. I’ve traveled extensively, to varied places like Morocco; Spain; New Zealand; Australia; Washington, D.C.; and Peru. I love music, horror movies, and rock climbing. Just for fun, here is a talk on the history of contraception that I gave at the 16th Ignite Boulder. Jeez, my voice sounds awful in the video. Just cut me some slack for being 8 months pregnant at the time. :)
Kim has been thinking about dream jobs ever since she had one of her own, as the music director of a college radio station (KUCB, at the University of Colorado at Boulder). She spent graduate school working with undergrads who only had two stated career tracks – doctor or lawyer. She realized that this was largely because no one knows what people do in their jobs, so it’s hard to aspire to anything other than these well-defined paths. In 2012 she started this blog to try to get more concrete information about what day-to-day life is like in the working world.
In her real job, Kim works in IT. She doesn’t believe that technology has to be scary or intimidating – the only difference between the technically proficient and the technically challenged is that the proficient people aren’t afraid to press buttons and see what happens.