Now quick, without thinking about it, write down ten imaginary careers that sound fun. Then list ten hobbies that sound fun. (Not impressive or useful; FUN.)
Pick just one thing that makes you drum your fingers and smile. Then bring a tiny bit of it into your life. Notice: I did not say quit your job and join the circus. Just take experimental tastes (one swing on a trapeze, if you will) and see what you like.
Then—this part is hard—when you find something fun, play at it. Follow the tickle of delight. It will take you to full bloom.
This was first published in Being A Broad magazine, where I write a monthly column called Advice For Renegades. Reproduced with permission.