Today I thought it might be helpful to make a list of things I do and do not like to do. After all, at this stage in my life, I'd like to earn money, whatever amount, doing something I enjoy. I suppose in a later post I should list all the skills I have or do not have, because it's hard to be happy doing something you don't have the skills for. Just because it sounds fun, doesn't mean it will be.
I like: to yell (boy do I like to yell) - making jewelry - hammer metal (copper is my favorite) - breaking glass (yes really. I had a job where twice a year we got to smash all the glass samples, then they decided to sell them off instead, boo) - drawing with colored pencils (animal and people portraits) - Photoshop, and AutoCad. I love to do graphics and photo editing - flexible hours – travel – gardening – bird watching – teaching, sharing - designing (anything)
I hate: job interviews - customer service (providing) - 9-5 hours – cleaning anything – sewing, not really, but it's not my favorite thing – cleaning – getting yelled at - walking through mud – presentations – sales (I need to hire a rep) - annoying dogs, cats, people
I'm not sure all this is doing anything for me. I feel less motivated. I'm feeling that My best option is to add more items to my sewn offerings and just get over it. I can sew very well. It is what's supporting me now. Not well, but it is.
I had a dream last night that I went back to my old design company and with it I woke with tons of design ideas. I'm anxious to put them to “paper” I actually am going to sketch the ideas by hand before I loose them. I also came to the realization that I have a LOT to offer a company with my past experiences. And I realized that at my age, they might listen. I do have a different approach now, more insinuating and wise, less throttling and fighting.
I got the most wonderful Idea for a lamp or dining room chandelier. I have to draw it up and render it. Now I'm torn. I guess I could do both. Work full time designing and create on the weekends. It's better than remodeling a house on the weekends at my age.
I started my Portfolio website today too. Looking good, but barely started. I had no idea how many drawings I have done. I have designs of lamps, chandeliers, bird feeders, string lights, post lanterns, bird houses, tabletop water fountains, solar lamps and lanterns. I have hundreds of drawings. Wow I was busy.