I kind of had an epiphany a few Saturday ago. I was scrapbooking and prettying up my new 'Work Notes' notebook and I was thinking. I swear to you, my brain NEVER shuts off. I try to shut it off only to end up thinking too much about a solution to shut it off….yeah. That's my brain. ANYWAY. I was thinking about what I am good at. I'm good at a lot of things but I went through a huge list of things before I finally figured it out as whole. I have been looking at everything wrong all along.
I am good at solutions.
There hasn't been a situation in my life where I haven't been able to figure whether it be something serious in life or trying to figure out placement for furniture/decorations in a given space.
Take a look for second.
When I took graphic design, I didn't really enjoy the drawing part. Drawing and coming up with my own ideas in a drawing sense is very difficult for me. (does that make sense??? I don't know how to explain it) I had never drawn or had interest in drawing until I took up this major in school. Even then, all my drawings were of the same things. Even coming up with my digital kits is really difficult.
When I'm given a whole jumble elements, I am able to come up with a solution as to how they will work best with each other. Which brings me to
I love scrapbooking, whether it be traditional or digital. I don't think I will ever get sick of it. I will probably be scrapbooking until the day I die.
Then there is
When it came time in high school to think about which path to take, cooking and interior design were high on my list. English was there too because I could write until my hand falls off, and then some, but I haven't figured out how writing fits into this whole solution thing.
Anyway. It was a toss up between those three. Because of Life, I chose with Graphic Design. A major I had never even considered before seeing it on the application.
Growing up the only "game" I ever played on the computer was with home design software. I loved taking a premade floor plan and decorating the whole hours, from floor samples, to paint colors, to cabinetry and furniture arrangement. I loved it, and I was good at it.
My apartment is only 850sqft. If you walked in, with the amount of things I have in here, and the placement I have you would think I live in a much larger apartment. I'm not just saying
that, multiple people have made comments. I seem to have a knack for taking things and putting them in the most efficient way, and make them look good. A
I have calmed more customers down than I count that others have tried and failed. I'm good at problem solving.
An actual puzzle. I don't know how I do it but I can just look at piece and know where it is supposed to go. I haven't made a puzzle in a while, but now that I'm thinking about it…I may just have to do one.
I love to fix things. 90% of the time, I don't need a manual. I can just look at something and put it together and make it work. I'm also very handy. I love assembling things too. I'm pretty good at it, and rarely need the instruction.
Also, everyone seems comes to me for advice…sometimes I wish I knew how to take my own advice though ;)
I'm just good at taking all the pieces and putting them together in the best possible way. Now I just need to figure out how to apply this to my everyday life and figuring out which type of career path I want to take. Getting in to school was the fist step. Hopefully I will be able to figure it out soon enough.