doing what you love

Finding out what you love is one of the two most important things in life. The other one is doing it! I predict you won’t have too much trouble, because most people are not sure what they want. That astonished me when I went to grad school—why are all these people spending years of their lives learning something they don’t live for? But it means there’s less competition for those of us who have our goals figured out.

Original version, October 1999.
Updated and added here January 2012.