I spend a lot of time documenting the amazing lives of other people. I'm constantly writing about incredible people and their awesome experiences and remarkable talents. I so envy them. They all have a niche.
That's something I'm lacking.
I have so many friends who have a niche.
My close college friend, Kyle, loves fashion and interior design. She blogs about fashion of course, and was recently the featured blogger on Style Spies, a unique website about fashion and style. (stylespies.com)
Melinda, my sister-in-law loves party planning and decorating, and her blog is about just that. (beautyaroundit.com)
One of my very best high school buddies Heather is an adventurist. She's a world traveler and was commissioned to write a series of hiking books.
And, one of my newest friends, Lindsey, here in Chicagoland came about her niche just this year. After her daughter had a rough start in kindergarten and first grade, she decided to completely change her family's diet. The end result was a miraculous improvement in her daughter's school performance. Lindsey is now a food ambassador for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and was a guest on a Food Revolution webcast yesterday. (themullies.blogspot.com)
I'm so happy for my friends and how they are so passionate. They have truly found their voices.
Maybe they'll help me find mine.
It's not that I don't have interests or passions or talents. There are a lot of things I love to do. The problem is I don't excel at one particular thing. I'm just adequate at a lot of things. I'm a runner, though my last major race was almost two years ago. I love the outdoors, but sometimes I'd rather snuggle up with a book than leave the house. I like to cook, but I'm pretty much a recipe kind of girl. I love my kids, but sometimes I'd rather do laundry than play a game with them. Of course I like to write, but I'm not Pulitzer material.
I guess I'm jack-of-some trades, master of none. Maybe just maybe that's OK. Because maybe that's just my niche.