Comments on: Jane Pauley tackles reinvention Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: cheflynn Tue, 10 Apr 2012 22:03:51 +0000 Jane, In one question above, you say you envy people who follow their passion. Then in the next, you describe yours! I know from my own experience that for many people, a passion cannot always be seen when you are in the middle of it.

When I turned 50, I was struggling with the same issues. I started watching myself and noting when I felt happy and I discovered that my favorite thing to do was cook. I also decided I was a Jack of all Trades, Master of none. So at 53 I decided to become excellent at something. I went back to school – against my husband’s wishes – to culinary school. It’s a long story, but one thing lead to another and I am now an Executive Chef for a small company and having the time of my life. I just kept putting one choice in front of the other until one day I realized I was having a blast! You are doing that too,whether you realize it or not and I think now you have really found your niche. Keep up the good work. We love you out here! :) Chef Lynn

By: JeffWild Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:44:08 +0000 I really appreciate Ms. Pauley’s comment:

“I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don’t think that way. I still don’t have a ‘bliss’ to follow. For people like me — I suspect that’s most people — holding out for a ‘dream’ or a ‘passion’ is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That’s hard enough…but it’s enough.”

I think there is a LOT of truth in it. If one can do what they love that is great, but it is just as important to try to love what you do, whatever it is.