What Do You Do When You Have an Itch?

Itchy?According to Wikipedia:
An itch (Latin: pruritus) is an uncomfortable sensation felt on an area of skin that causes a person or animal to desire to scratch that area.

I come from a long line of jacks of all trades. I’d make your head spin if I told you all of the things the men in my family can do without hiring out for outside help. I definitely inherited both that ability and the urge to continuously try new skills.

Unlike my dad and grandfather before me, my employment history has not been as stable as theirs. My dad worked for the same metal container manufacturer for 25 years and my grandpa co-owned a John Deere dealership for a good three decades. They always do their own work around the house and my dad went back to school to get an electrical engineering degree and moved up into the ranks of management when we moved to Florida.

My itch is different. I have this incredibly strong drive to “be all I can be.” When my counselor asked me if I can be happy to be the best in my position or my company or even my field, the answer was “no.” That would still be wasting 80% of my brain. Nothing drives me crazier (unless I am dead tired) than sitting around idling. Even if I am playing a computer game, I am exploring or experiencing something new. I have an unquenchable urge to improve myself. Something inside me says that if I keep at it, I will be perfect… some day.

Ridiculous, I know, but that thought is still in there.

I get to the point in everything that I do where I determine that I have either gone as far as I can go with my abilities or that what I’m doing did not keep my itch away. I don’t think there is anything out there to satiate my thirst to do new things.

Do you have an itch? What is it?

  • http://www.raisingcoat.blogspot.com Mindkiller

    I have this itch…on my backside….could you?….maybe?…..um……nvm.

    Yeah I can understand th e itch. I have it too yet prolly not near as OCD as yours. Mine mostly deals with my chosen field. Narrow itch i know but its mine so nyah. I have this itch to be the foreman at a large distribution center. The kind that supplies oh say Computers to all of the midwest and west coast. Or perhaps the foreman of the huge Albertsons Hub located just outside of Boise, Idaho. About 1 billion trucks run through that place every 30 seconds. Seriously that place has a spot for 50 trucks down one side of the building! I dont know how much the other sides have,but they do have them. Yeah thats my itch.

    Or maybe that bar in Mexico, on the beach, with a boat for fishin during siesta. Yeah that would work to.

  • http://www.raisingcoat.blogspot.com Mindkiller

    I have this itch…on my backside….could you?….maybe?…..um……nvm.

    Yeah I can understand th e itch. I have it too yet prolly not near as OCD as yours. Mine mostly deals with my chosen field. Narrow itch i know but its mine so nyah. I have this itch to be the foreman at a large distribution center. The kind that supplies oh say Computers to all of the midwest and west coast. Or perhaps the foreman of the huge Albertsons Hub located just outside of Boise, Idaho. About 1 billion trucks run through that place every 30 seconds. Seriously that place has a spot for 50 trucks down one side of the building! I dont know how much the other sides have,but they do have them. Yeah thats my itch.

    Or maybe that bar in Mexico, on the beach, with a boat for fishin during siesta. Yeah that would work to.