I have decided to combined both career and education on my Life Wheel; without a good education you cannot achieve certain goals. This is another rough area for me. I have held a lot of positions where the end resulted in being laid off, or let go. I have found that since these incident have taken place, my reaction to them is a lot similar to being on constant “survival” mode. I have taken to submitting a smeg load of resumes, and accepting without thought the first job that comes a long. I have found it rather helpful to actually think about my career goals. It is inspirational to put them onto paper, look at them and refill the dream energy like a cup to water.
- I dream of a position with longevity and stability.
- My passions are within the design side of marketing and/or advertising.
- I am limited on my skills for graphic design, what I do know I’ve taught myself. I need to go back to college, finish my AA and work towards more design education.
I dream of a career, not a job. I dream of an extended family, co workers to go out and have margaritas with. I dream of company parties. But, I dream of getting acknowledged for one, five, ten or more years of service. I want to feel stable, so that I can relax my anxieties towards surviving a career life. I have a lot to offer. I am a kick ass employee. Sure, it has taken a good portion of my 30s to learn what I have to offer, and what I will accept as treatment. It has taken a lot to learn the art of biting my tongue, and standing up for myself in a more diplomatic manner. I think everyone has a phase where they learn that. Now that I am fully emerged, like a phoenix from the ashes, I am ready to conquer the path to my career.
For me to survive, however, I need creative outlets or I tend to get bored and slack off. ( Much like what I am doing right now at this job) I absolutely thrive in an environment where I can be creative, use my imagination and put my ideas into work. I need a work environment that will allow me to be creative and grow. I want to be challenged. I want to be encourage. I flourish and grow personally when I am acknowledged for my abilities, pushed to my boundaries. I may argue. I may fight. I may go kicking and screaming. But in the end, when I have learned what is needed to be learned, I will throw my arms around whomever and praise them for sticking through it with me. Help me C R E A T E me.
Even though I am incredibly interested in graphics and designing business cards, brochures, pamphlets, etc I am very limited on my skills. I know I need to further my education. Especially if I want to migrate into the role I dream. Everything I know at this moment is from doing self education. I am a tactile learner, I have to do the work, error and try again. So, my goal is to go back and finish my AA, moving into a more creative educational role.
This is one of the very first “animated” graphics I made, back in 2003:
This is one of the more current graphics I have made, back in 2009: