Wanderer type scanner - maybe it'll work through structure

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Wanderer type scanner - maybe it'll work through structure

Postby Annalena » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:49 pm

Yeah, that dreaded word. Structure.

My boyfriend introduced it to my life and see there, even though it sounds so grown-up and boring and dreadful, it can actually help to reach goals.
So , considering I'm mostly a wanderer-type scanner and seem to come back to the same topics, maybe it'll work this way:

Do one thing first. Eg, get a job in a field that interest you (yes, only ONE field). Then, after a while, that is part of your usual routine. Now start adding in another aspect. For example, start taking a class to learn Spanish/knitting/cooking/whatever. When that has become your "new normal" and you're used to it, meaning it has gotten natural for you to do it, next thing. And so on.

Maybe that'll be more successful than to start doing everything at once (and failing again and again)?
~~ thinking helps. ~~
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Re: Wanderer type scanner - maybe it'll work through structu

Postby elizagard » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:51 pm

I am a bit of a wanderer as well as many other scanner types. My life is a bit like this. I have been taking college classes from the age of 16 in various subjects such as French. Then one career from my early 20s to 30, then finally finish my college degree by mid 30s, then another career for 15 to 20 years, and maybe I will change careers again before retirement. The first career I wandered in to. The last career was slightly more plannned. While in college, I decided against being a university professor and getting a phd in English. That had been the plan, so I had no idea what to next. I did some research, decided on a career, but had no idea how to get into it. A couple months after that I had an internship and I have had that career ever since. Sometimes, I have time for classes such as piano, jazz in paris in the 20s, or travel drawing. Plus i have travelled to europe, uk, tahiti, baja to see whales, and soon will go to Africa on safari.
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