It was a new breakthrough in my life, and I couldn’t learn stuff fast enough! I was hired for my energetic personality after all!
But for some reason, I was held at arm’s length from doing it all. They’d leave me in vague circumstances, so I’d even possibly fail here and there.
I expressed my concern, and desire to learn more so I could do a better job.
Be all I could be. Give all I could even. For their benefit!
But no go. To my total frustration, I was still held back.
Over time, I started losing enthusiasm, because I didn’t have the tools to be all I could.
I later learned why. The owner felt threatened I would become better than her.
Wow. So not my plan!
What that experience basically taught me that I was not a good fit there. Which proved to be a massive blessing.
With the few lessons learned there, I went on to fire up my own business instead, where the only person that could hold me back…was me.
And you can bet I didn’t hold back a thing. I returned to school, to learn everything I felt I was missing, and bought equipment so I could put my new experiences to practice in the evenings.
I eventually was hired to come back and TEACH the very class I took. Who knew? 🙂
What eventually grew was a very successful sign business.
I safely stayed there for 22 years… until I quite simply needed something different. Yet again.
Thing is, I changed inside. And I was overdue to implement those changes.
Or a part of me would die once again.
Once I took that fearlfilled leap, I became the fulltime author of a DIY blog you are reading at this very moment.
Here are those stories:
But I learned something very valuable with each job I’ve had. And it’s taking effect today once again.
I need to remind myself to make changes every now and then.
Simply put? I’ve been holding back lately.
I am a storyteller. You can probably guess by the length of most of my posts, that to be true! I fight to keep my posts under 1000 words. Crazy.
But I guess somewhere along the way, I told myself the very stories that I loved to tell no longer mattered, because this was a DIY blog after all.
But what started happening is, I lost a little lustre for blogging because of it.
So, I’ve been doing a little soul searching lately, and pushing myself to revive that storyteller voice.
And to see what happened when I did.
Each day I did this, my storyteller voice grew, wanting to share even more.
And my love for blogging grew even stronger…
Over time, I gained quite a collection!
AND… lots of new stuff to share.
But most importantly… now everything I see and do has become a subject to either DIY or write about.
Goodness… it’s so nice to ‘be back.’
So what transpired next? It needs a place to go, of course!
So as a trial, I’m going to start sharing my little short musings, called Daily Junk Mail here and there on a sporadic basis. They’re really just everyday thoughts that may make you ponder a topic with a fresh perspective.
But don’t worry, DIY is NOT going anywhere! This is just a mere supplement when I’m in the middle of DIY projects I’m not quite ready to show yet.
I just think each person needs to dig deep within themselves, and be all they need to be and do all they need to do at this very moment.
Because what you ultimately do today, is preparing you for tomorrow. Whatever that may be!
And your guess is as good as mine on that one…
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What do you want to do that’s new?