Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Is My Past My Future?

partial design sketchThere are plenty of articles positing that the way to your adult career passion is through careful examination of your beloved childhood activities. Upon reflection, I suppose this makes a certain amount of sense: did you like Legos? Maybe you'll find career satisfaction as an architect or a builder.

In my own childhood, creativity was the common denominator of things that made me the happiest: writing, reading, singing, acting, drawing, painting, knitting, crochet and clothing design. The ship may have sailed on my becoming a star of stage and screen, but I may yet discover success through some of my other passions.

I can't say what or where specifically, but a friend and co-conspirator may have just dragged me toward a future that I thought was just a dream. The beauty part? This venture relies on nearly all of the things I thought of as "child's play." Here I was, spending years wishing there were more dimensions of "me" in my work life; then perhaps I'd enjoy investing so much time - and so much of myself - in it.

It was less than a week ago that I first said, "Nah, there's no way. Maybe next time.", fully aware that I'd probably concoct some other excuse then too. Luckily, we'd been tossing around a few details of a design idea and just last Thursday, this friend made me believe in myself enough to give it a try. December 5th was the deadline and we made it! Thank Rufus for overnight delivery.

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Blogger bellamoden said...

You're cromulent, K. Truly.

12/05/2007 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Congratulations! I have total faith in you. So when is the big unveiling?

12/05/2007 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger lu said...

that sounds fantastic! what kind of design? what is it? i am so curious now.

you have me thinking about what i used to do for fun when i was young. read, draw, write, organise, create... i think i need to incorporate more of that in my life now.

12/06/2007 01:48:00 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

Intriguing. And a lovely thought, that something so good has turned up unexpectedly. I wish you all the luck in the world... talent? You've already got it!

12/06/2007 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Clasca said...

Yeah, good for you! So what does this design idea look like???

12/06/2007 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

Yay for you!

12/06/2007 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Good for you, and best of luck!

My childhood was filled with books, crafts, music, and baking. Guess what I still like to do?

12/06/2007 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger The Ninja Knitter said...

Ooo, sounds exciting! Very glad that you're able to find something that satisfies your soul...and stimulates your brain. Can't wait to hear more details!

12/06/2007 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

Let's all be a designer.
Let's all be a designer.
Let's all be a designer...
For then our work's a treat!
(sung to the tune of Let's All Go to the Lobby - you know, the one with the tap dancing popcorn boxes.)

Can't wait...

but guess I'll have to (Bugger!)

Blessings, twin!

12/06/2007 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Oh, how exciting! You have me on the edge of my seat.

12/06/2007 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Oooh, keep us posted!

12/06/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Good luck!! Hey, you going to Loopy tomorrow night?

12/06/2007 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

My childhood was filled with dancing and ballet. Since I will never be a ballerina I now donate to ABT and try to catch as many performances as I can. Even if I have to sit alone because no one else will go with me.

12/06/2007 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

do tell! :)
congrats........can't wait to hear all about it!
here's to making all of your dreams come true!

12/06/2007 09:48:00 PM  
Blogger KarenJoSeattle said...

I look forward to hearing more of this tale. Best of luck in the venture.

12/07/2007 01:48:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Curiouser and curiouser!
Can't wait till you can spill the beans!
Good luck!

12/07/2007 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Good luck on all of your new endeavors! I hope it all works out for you, even better than you dared to dream.

I'm glad you also recovered from surgery and doing ok.

12/11/2007 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous örgü said...

Good luck!

3/10/2008 04:26:00 PM  

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