Sunday, February 3, 2013

What do you want to be when you grow up?

How come this question is so easy to answer as a child but so difficult to decide when you are an adult in the working world? Did I  waste my college years on education that was not specific enough? Was there something that I could have focused on that would have landed me in some career that would have benefitted both me and my employer? Should I go back to school? Get a degree in Graphic Design or computer animation or concept design? Would it pay off? Could I get hired after acquiring more debt? If I don't try how will I know? (thoughts that run through my head).

After having picked up and left Jersey to come north and join my family in the great white freeze I am looking for an entirely new direction. Perhaps it's time to move again? I don't know yet. I still plug along with what I have and try to think of different paths I might enjoy more. Something that would be more fulfilling.

Any ideas?

Recent developments:  I have volunteered to be a friend's guinea pig for her new upstart as career counselor. I think I may be a bit daunting as her first project as I often feel as though I was blindfolded and spun around until I've lost all sense of direction and now stumble around in the dark looking for what it is that would make me happy. It's not to say that I am "unhappy".  I just think there is room for improvement.

I have also decided to switch mediums from acrylic to oils. I have been fighting with the acrylics and blending ability and I am hoping that this will help, besides I loved oils in college and absolutely hated acrylics. I avoided them at all costs. I have come leaps and bounds from where I was in college and hope that going back to a medium I loved then will help me grow even further.

Affirmation: I will travel this year. I will go to Saratoga Springs to surround myself with great friends and creative people, Juliet Harrison, Kimberly Santini, Linda Shantz and Sharon Simons-Passmore.

Oh and I sent a friend a fishing themed painting "baited". She should get it along with "Inspired" this week. I can't wait to see what she says.

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