I remember when my absolute favourite colour was orange. I don’t believe I have a favourite colour right now, but by looking at my car most would say it was yellow. I do love yellow because it is the colour of sunshine and it is warm, and it seems to always be associated with a smile. That is unless your talking about someone being jaundice or the colour of someone’s teeth. I don’t like those yellows.
I also love the colour green in all its shades. That’s probably why I love spring so much because when it’s almost about to turn ownership of the season over to summer, you can’t look out your window without seeing a million shades of just that one colour, and for me that is one of the most wonderful feelings in life.
I remember when I used to love clam chowder. I haven’t had it since 1984 when I got sick from a bowl of it that didn’t agree with me for some reason. I used to love eating pie and cookies like there was no tomorrow, but I can’t remember the last time I sat down and scarfed back a bag or Oreos.
I’ve always loved tomato soup, french fries with gravy, fish and chips, mashed potatoes, roast beef, turkey, dressing, and a host of other dishes, but I’m always seeking something new to introduce my taste buds to – except liver. Don’t ever serve me liver. It smells awful, and I don’t care who’s mommy makes it perfectly, I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!
I’ve always loved to travel and I doubt that will ever change since there’s just too much in this big old world waiting to be discovered by me in person, so when it’s possible, I visit a little bit more of it because it’s there.
As for cars, I’ve changed my favourite makes and models so many times, but aside from a couple that I’ve owned, I think they’ve suited who I was at the time.
Something I haven’t changed that much is my base career. Ever since I was a young lad one of my favourite pastimes was drawing and designing things. I really wanted to become an architect, but I flunked physics in high school so badly it was never to be. I can design a house, or any other structure probably, but I’d suggest having an engineer study the plans prior to building. So with architecture out of the way, and some guidance into the field, I chose graphic design as my post secondary study. While I’ve held many non-graphic jobs since graduating in 1981, I’ve always been designing logos, ads, publications, brochures, and anything else that came my way, and if it wasn’t for my employers, it was with my own business. That’s one thing I have to say about myself, and that is that I’ve never been too afraid to try something different, or take on a project with new found energy and big expectations.
So then with this talk of change, I have to ask myself that given the fact that the home PC has empowered the talentless, and that we are surrounded by a general acceptance with “do-it-yourself” design, is it time for me to consider a change in careers? Well, I think it is, because I really don’t want to be doing graphics for the rest of my life, and I’ve started to feel a whole lot younger lately. I’ve realized that if I’m going to start at the bottom of some ladder in a job, then I want the ladder to be something I want to climb. Retail ladders are short, short in stature and short in remuneration, so there’s no sense for me to settle for something I know I’m not going to be happy with, and in a short period of time finding myself in the boat I’m in now.
So the change I need, and the change I want is to enter college as a mature student, and put the wheels in motion to a whole new career that I will enjoy, that will give me purpose in life, and that I can come home from at the end of every shift knowing that I have contributed something to others and the community in which I live. The timing couldn’t be more perfect because College applications are soon to be submitted, and I am in the perfect frame of mind and drive to put these wheels in motion.
I will offer more on my choice for this new career and the studies I hope to be taking in a later posting. I just felt like writing about it, because this blog is like having someone to talk to, and I just can’t shut up about it right now because I’m excited!