I like proving the vocational assessment I had 3 months ago to be very wrong.
Yes, one might say a thing is either wrong or right, there’s no place for a combination of the two. To that I’d like to butcher a quote by Stuart, owner of the profitless comic book store on #TheBigBangTheory – “It is a little wrong to say I could Swim in Jello, it’d be very wrong to say I could Ski on Sandpaper.”
Yet back in early July 2013 I was assessed as being unsuited for a helpdesk or any role that included repetitive tasks.
Whilst I’d much prefer to continue to shoot abstract, architectural, landscape & vehicular photography AND have people buy sufficient artwork each week to cover my mortgage, the truth is I need to do a job that utilizes my real world skills.
So winning a 6 month contract on an IT HelpDesk has proven I do have sales, people, communication, tutoring & computer skills which help me to provide a full service to all my clients.
So I am doing a role that I not only exel in, I also enjoy doing. Talking with people at all levels, taking a moment to discuss the impact of the issue at hand on their working day, working through and resolving or escalating the issue, then doing the necessary computer based logging of the job … heck, I am smiling as I write this all done. I am in my element!
That assessment was very wrong. Which leads me to believe my response was based on utopian world, not real world.
Because now I am doing a job where I am most suited, well placed, and everything feels very right.
Thanks to a one-liner on one of the many social media sites I traverse daily, I found a subject clse to my heart
I have had enough of 2013 – Bring on 2014!
See, I cannot believe people can afford to say this.
Since late 2011 I have been on a path that has included a multitude of trials & tribulation, all of which I have either had to win, lose or learn to cope with having as part of my life.
The first hurdle was accepting that the government department I work for had made my role redundant. Heck, to this day I don’t understand that decision was made. Anger was my first port-of-call, followed by comprehension, then resolution – each taking months to go through. Resolution has taken the longest. In truth, this isn’t over.
Thankfully in 2012 I won a higher level job for 12 months in the office that made me redundant. But they chose not to keep me on. No matter.
Between January and July 2013 I worked in four different government departments. If money had been available for my employment, I might have won ongoing roles at two of them.
But I am glad I didn’t win any of those jobs found for me. In late July I found the role of my dreams: An IT helpdesk, level 1 support. I felt I had most of the base skills – and my new boss agreed.
But life isn’t so perfect.
In mid 2012 my wife and I finally had our first child. You don’t need to know all that went into ensuring our little man was able to come into this world. We are just happy to finally have a child!
So that is won of the positives of 2012.
In August 2012 I mysteriously suffered a case of either Vertigo or Menieres Disease. Basically, I have a serious imbalance of the ears. This is ongoing. Through photography and writing I am able to control this.
My contract in my current role ends in February 2014.
Let’s not rush nor wish our lives away.
But 2013 has been busy for me, spending most of my spare time being a doting father to our gorgeous son. So my posts have been sporadic and less often. I have written a lot of stuff, but by the time I found an opportunity to type it up, the moment was gone, the information was old news, and I may have stopped caring.
But in the back of my mind, I have never forgotten about blogging. So I am getting back into writing stuff again.
Mostly because I want to change course from other online activity: Facebook. Yeah, I get a lot out of it the friendships with online friends, many of whom have become real-world-friends. Plus my FB business page makes me a bit of spare change per month for coffees!
But mostly I really want to start writing about the things I enjoy: Photography, Graphic Art, Self-Motivation, Computing - and a lot of abstract yet interesting subjects to me. The proof is in this post that was meant to merely a mention about my site-statistics as shown in the image at the top of this post!
Anyhow, I will post more often.
Or at least you will think I am. Scheduling – the best feature any blogging service can provide. Write at least 7 posts in advance, on the weekend, then schedule them for each coming day. Like this one. It was written within moments of this one, then scheduled for release tomorrow. Um. Today. Sunday. And since then I have written a further 6 articles! All of which you will see each day.
Blogging. Not just for the sake of it.