Being in a new home has given me a lot of perspective on change and adaptation…both of which we are doing a lot of lately. The husband is love, love, loving his new job at the clinic and I am so proud of him for pursuing what it was that he really, really wanted. He set out to do something, and didn’t stop until he did. And that, is amazing.
And now it’s my turn.
Problem is, I have no clue as to which direction I’m wandering. I have many, many interests. Truly, I do. I [obviously] adore writing and blogging. My favorite past time involves a notebook and a pen. My new found hobby includes this computer, a blank slate in Photoshop and a design screen. I adore graphics, colors, icons, buttons…you name it. Graphic Design is a second passion that rings almost as intense as that of Writing. Tied with Graphic Design is Photography. Me, the camera and the world in front of me. I’m destined to be a creative soul. It’s the only thing that interests me.
The little guy will be getting ready to start preschool soon. And I’m left deciding what my next move will be. I won’t be going back to school until August, but I refuse to spend the next several months doing nothing. I need a plan. I need a system. I need a GOAL. I already checked off one of my biggest resolutions for this year by moving to WordPress. [Which, by the way, was a GREAT move on my part and I encourage EVERYONE debating on whether or not to move, to do it. DO IT NOW! Hehe…]
But now I’m in search of something bigger. While everything in life isn’t about the money or the financial income, I would love to do something to contribute to my family. I would love to bring in some revenue. If for no other reason than to support my
expensive expansive variety of hobbies. I read the entire list of Top 50 Momprenuers of 2011 this morning and was blown away by the gusto, creativity and “go-get-em” attitude that these women portrayed. And as I read list after list, I thought to myself:
“Why not me?”
I mentioned yesterday that I visited with a new neighbor and fellow photographer. While I was at her house, I noticed a quote above her kitchen window that is slowly becoming my new moto:
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas Edison
I think my issue is that I’m afraid. Afraid of failure. Afraid of criticism. Afraid of hearing people who are better than I am ask, “What does she think she’s doing? She doesn’t have the talent for that!” I’m not as good as some of the people I creatively envy. But the truth is, at some point, they weren’t either.
So where does that leave me?
With a dream.
And a plan; because:
A goal without a plan is just a wish… (Larry Elder)
It’s high time I start doing something for me and for my family. They support me just like I support them. And it’s time to do something with all of this creativity that’s bottled up inside.
**Don’t forget to send me your questions via email, comment, Facebook or Twitter for me to answer in a fun “Tell All” post coming next week! If and only if I get enough questions, I will answer them via Vlog. I’m hoping for at least 10 so make sure you send them my way!**