I Am An __________
Last night as I was trying to go to sleep my mind was working a bit overtime. In fact, It took a good hour for me to finally doze off, and it was a fitful sleep.
While tossing and turning my mind went to what I accomplished yesterday. I signed a painting, started a few more and felt like I had finally come into my own.
I have always wanted a title, an accountant, a lawyer, a teacher...something.
Sometimes when I read obituaries some of the "older" ladies are listed as "housewives!" In this day and time more women are working women so you don't see the term as often. I have told the family, on numerous occasions that I would come back and haunt them if they put that in my obit. I am much more than a housewife. I am an office manager, partner in a business, scheduler, bookkeeper, planner, chef, etc. I mean these things as all of women do, whether you work outside the home or not. We ALL WORK! I've been very proud that I was able to raise my children by being as close to a stay at home mother as possible while also enjoying the labors of have a job too. Being self employed with The Hubby has given me that opportunity to pretty much set my hours to be with my kinds. It has been a perfect "marriage."
With all that in mind, on my profile I list all of these assets with a bit about why I am called Jill of All Trades. I talk about my ability to do a ton of stuff fairly well but not perfect and the fact that I tend to jump around with projects. Whether it is a bit of ADD or the Gemini, Twin thing going on I have my fingers in all kinds of pots. I've also listed that I now call myself an artist but that has been with a bit of apprehension. I truly have not felt that I am even though I list it. Yesterday, I felt that I was an artist. I have come to realize that I have finally, FINALLY found a talent that I do very, very well. Something that I can get paid for and noticed. It is an exhilarating feeling I can tell you to know that I am an ARTIST!
I have done a few sketches of my friend Harri's sweet doggies that have passed recently in the hopes of trying to paint them. Yesterday I started. I have sort of promised to try and paint a family grouping for a friend from high school and started that this week in class. I have to say even I can't believe I have done what I have done.
I finally have a title.
I am an ARTIST!