BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ACTUAL CRAFT OR ARTS POSTS LET ME SHARE TO YOU SOME PERSONAL STORIES, SOMETHING I LEARNED FROM MY PAST AND TYING TO CORRECT IT BY FOLLOWING MY HEART’S DESIRE.
I am passionate with arts and crafts. I knew it since I was four. My love for it was getting clearer when I started school because I always excel in that field.
Arts and crafts cause me sleepless nights because of overflowing ideas yet it gives me the energy to go to school and enthusiasm to create something unique and pretty.
However the course of my life changed when I chose the different career path. I took Electronics Engineering. It wasn’t an easy journey. There are so much regret and dismay over the five years of my college life.
Six months after our graduation I passed the licensure exam and found a job in an electronics manufacturing companies. I found myself jumping from one company to another. I never felt happy and contented. I felt like my skills and ability wasn’t utilize.
Why did I took engineering in the first place?
I live in a small town. At the time of my high school years. Internet isn’t available in our area. So our information about choosing career path is limited not to mention that courses in nearby universities are limited too. So I am stuck in choosing, teaching, business, engineering, accountancy, and some preparatory courses to pursue medicine. The latter sounds interesting but when you know budget is an issue you’ll stick to degrees that is within the capability of your parents to send you to university.
Fine arts was the degree that I want to pursue. But it wasn’t available in the nearby universities. Besides I am scared of becoming a starving artist. At that time I don’t know the job that fine arts graduates do. Yes I have so little knowledge about it. Had we only have internet that time I have researched the possible career of a fine arts graduate. And had social media exist that time I am probably more exposed the possibilities of being an artist.
On the other hand, my mom wants me to follow her step as a teacher. But I have traumas about teaching. I just hate the fact that she brought all her work at home making lesson plans and checking papers to the point that we have to sacrifice our playtime to help her input students grades on her class records. Or sometimes checked the test papers of her students. Basically at young age I was already tired of teaching job.
But don’t get me wrong. I also love teaching, in fact I am a license teacher too. But never landed a teacher job. If I’m going to teach that is is to teach arts and crafts. I don’t want to be a regular teacher who follows the curriculum, and abide the lessons to be taught dictated by the higher commission of education. I just want to share my passion in arts and crafts. Because as what I have said it gives me the enthusiasm
Anyways, I landed in electronics engineering degree. At that time it was the popular course because of the fast development of the industry of electronics and automation. Plus I love the additional engineer name on my name.
I’d say it was the biggest mistake of my life. And spent wasted years.
As I expose myself to social media and through my blogging career it is more vivid to me that I want to be an entrepreneur by pursuing my passion in arts and crafts. Besides it isn’t just about me, I know my family has the same passion with me. Thus, I want to create a business where members of family can utilize their full potential in creating something unique and pretty things.
I am now in my mid 30’s and competition in the field of arts and crafts are very stiff. But I believe it is never too late to correct my mistake and pursue the path that will give me the fulfillment that I was longing for.
I will end up this blog post with this quote to remind us that we have to look to our core potentials and start from there to create a path to a fulfilling life.
“Do what you love and the money will follow”.