Well I’m 3 days into 2011 and feeling buoyed by the great feedback and words of encouragement from my first post, I wanted to share a little of my thoughts so far. I think I’ve decided what my ‘thing’ might be.
I’m an incredibly visual person, I have a keen interest in design, fashion and architecture – I’m no expert but I’m told I have a pretty good eye and to this point my creative outlet has been centred around my home. I really love interiors, from the planning through to the execution I could spend each and every day with a paintbrush in one hand and a homes magazine in the other. There’s something else about this that I enjoy too and it dawned on me the other day while chatting to a friend about my plans – I love to see an end result.
My current career path in Learning and Development has the potential to be hugely creative, but the end result of your labours can be a long time coming and it’s often hard to say whether that result is all down to you. Now that’s not to say that I don’t find those outcomes rewarding, but I know that when I physically create or change something I feel an overwhelming sense of pride and satisfaction. There’s something else that I know to be true of myself and this has been supported by various psychometric tests and quizzes over the last few years; I enjoy being a specialist. I like to have a skill or a niche, something that I do and I do really well. This has all been a part of my thought process, and has lead me to my ‘thing’.
So here it is …… I’m going to become an upholsterer!