Saturday, December 27, 2014

quick update ...

Hello!  Just getting down some thoughts here on my blog, so sorry about the lack of pretty pictures!

This year has been a mix of highs and lows - the latter part of the year has been quite a few 'lows' on the work front, but I feel they have taught me valuable lessons about putting too much into an organisation where I am not fully appreciated.  And that's a good thing!  More than ever, I really want to work for myself ... I am sick of being underappreciated, especially since I seem to work so much harder than others around me!  It's difficult being a misfit amongst of sea of normals, unfortunately.

So ... soon my Diploma Of Visual Arts will finally be finished - I have to do a small supplementary subject to officially finish it, since Warrnambool TAFE had forgotten to tell me about a subject from a couple of years ago that hadn't been completed.  So I have one more assignment to finish.  After that, I've decided to do Certificate IV in Small Business Management.  Whether it's weaving or something else, I'd love to work for myself!

When I was feeling down, I pulled out this card ... so there's definitely a light at the end of the tunnel!!





12 comments:

  1. The card seems very promising to you :-). Oh how I understand your feeling. I have always worked under the pressure that I'm supposed to feel like a nobody and got critisism when all I have done is to make things right and do it for the company and not to please the boss. To work for a company is like having a "brown tongue" as we say in Sweden (is what it sounds like if you use a little imagination). That was one of the reasons to become a teacher because that world isn't as much hieararcic than the other jobs. And I got it confirmed just before my holiday leave, when my boss stood behind me and defended me bravely :-)
    I so hope that you will become successful in whatever you will work with.

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    1. I think it's amazing that you have changed career - congratulations!!! Anita is studying teaching too ;)
      I literally laughed out loud @ 'brown tongue' - yes, you have it exactly right ;)

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  2. Yeah, nothing like being underappreciated at work,I definitely know that feeling! I would love to be able to support myself creatively or work for myself, maybe sometime in the future when I have more idea of what I am doing! Follow your dreams, awesome lady!

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  3. It's encouraging to see that you're going to get a certificate in business management. Although I can't speak for Australia, I can definitely say that having Bachelors in Vis Arts here in Canada has been completely useless. It's been a full year since graduating and I haven't found any art related work, not even graphic. It's just one of those awkward degrees that has no real world application or it's looked over just because other people don't understand it. By combining your vis arts with business you're opening up more possibilities! It's exactly what I wish I had done but I no longer have the financial support to return to school (and I'm hesitant to do so). I think you'll be successful with running your own business, you've done really well branding and refining your art.

    Best wishes~~

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    1. Thank you!! Believe me, my Diploma Of Visual Arts doesn't open any job opportunities in Australia either - I did it to refine my art, and to learn tapestry weaving ;)

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  4. I don't think I've ever pulled that card right-side-up.

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    1. I know - I was very shocked to see this one come up!!

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  5. Just as a word of encouragement, at 55 years old I did a degree of Visual Art (Textiles) here in Canberra at the ANU. After graduation Alzheimer's Australia offered me a part time position as art therapist in a residential facility. My dream job as I have a background in working in aged care. Hang on to that wheel of fortune card and your positive attitude. The universe will provide and you have put in all the hard work. Dotson

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    1. Oh wow, that's awesome, well done!! Thanks so much for your kind words, Dotson - that means a lot! xx

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  6. I'm kind of late to the party, but WOW! I've never pulled that card right-side-up either. CRAZY! What an awesome way to move into the New Year. Know that you have a cheerleader in the States cheering you on! GO! GO! GO!

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    1. I know! I pulled out a couple of others too - Knight Of Cups and Six Of Swords. Combined with my astrological transits, I'm in for a massive change .. maybe this is my (positive) mid-life crisis?? :D

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