I always believed that I was destined for something special. Not Cinderella special, more like "Indiana Jones" with a splash of "Free Willy". I've got a big heart and a love of animals, adventure and freedom. The freedom to just be my own person.
What I found growing up was that I was more drawn to rock jumping with my friends & fires on the beach than what was expected from me at my school institution.
I've gone on to study different subjects at collage from jewellery making, basic counselling skills, introduction to first line management, Advanced Massage techniques, sauna & steam, shiatsu, acupressure, Indian head massage, nutrition, anatomy & physiology, make up application, lash & brow tint & shape, lash perm, lash extensions, business, health & safety, facials, TA level 2. I've done training for my role as support worker, dementia, diabetes, epilepsy, palliative care, positive response, Sense, to name a few.
And you know what I hate, I'll let you in on a secret gripe of mine... The phrase "Jack of all trades" it's like implying that society frowns on people who don't just choose one subject to master for the rest of their lives! I mean great! Hats off to you, if you went to school studied hard and then decided on becoming a doctor, lawyer, vet or whatever you decided.. I mean that takes a special type of person to know exactly what they want to do at 16 for the rest of their lives right?..
Can't we just celebrate the "Jacks" because isn't life about gaining different varied skills to make you a well rounded individual? Celebrate people who haven't got it together at 16 and who don't know what they want to do for the next 50 yrs. Shouldn't we teach value. "Value you" even if you haven't got all the answers right now, or even in the next 5yrs. Value what you have and make it work. After all isn't variety the "actual spice of life" and tell me who makes the rules anyway?.. That's up to you.