Loved the blog post! I have often time wondered how I could deal with two seemingly very different significant interest of mine. One is that I love to head an organization, and be involved in the thick and thin of things - to be involved in something that moves fast, that's in the middle of action.
The other is that I love to just have all the time in the world to sit and analyze and strategize and think while writing, to go on a very deep discovery process, and be very reflexive. Without being rushed or having others wait on me.
I thought if I'm heading an organization as a career, I won't have this deeply reflexive time to think because I'll have these people depending on me to be there for them...and that I'll be so used to being in the middle of things that pulling out for a while may be hard for the organization and myself.
Now I see that was wrong. That since I do love to do these two things (and other things as well), I'll set it up so I do have the freedom to move from one focus to another. Won't think they are mutually exclusive. It's exciting really now that I think of it - of setting up a life so you can do many different things that you love instead of just sticking to one!
Even though I'm not a scanner, I love the idea of being able to switch focus and explore other things in life instead of sticking to just one. It feels much more free! Before I'd think well, I have this one big thing for 40 hours a week, and everything else I have to stick it in the time around that - I'm glad to see that may not be the way it has to be!