When I was a little girl and was asked that question.. I answered " a mack truck!"
Then as I grew older I wanted to be a writer. That one stuck with me until my early 20's.
In my 20's I wanted to be an air weapons tech.. to later join the police force bomb squad.

Instead, I became a mother, wife, restaurant owner..divorcee...single mom... cleaning business owner.. wife again...actress, model,still running the cleaning business..teaching/coaching in the personal development field...divorcee...AGAIN!

Took an entire year off....to re coup...waitressed, receptionist, and manager of a menswear store. Got very very sick.. thought I was going to die..5 months later DX ed the big D. Finally getting my energy back..whamo.. gallbladder attack!!!! jeebus! What next???

Well my options are to take another course in the personal development field and try to make another go of it. ( Clinical Hypnotherapy)
Or find a way to sell my art...( photography and digital art )
Or go on disability. ( I have other issues besides the D)
I am not really looking at disability because I have been off work since last June and am ready to climb the walls.. need to do something..
I have always had the attitude that..... do what you love and find someone to pay you to do it!!!!!
So here's what I love to do:
photography
travel
meeting new people
learning other cultures
animals
nature
reading
writing.

Ok so the challenge is... what type of work can I do with this and still earn enough to live on comfortably????
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and ideas on this!

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Comment by Gerri on April 30, 2011 at 2:54am
Clinical hypnotherapy would be an interesting & challenging career. You enjoy helping people & being involved with their care. And you listed it first. You could do that & work on your art. Best of both worlds & your for sale art could hang in your office. You might meet some great contacts through your practice. Not that you shouldn't try, but difficult to support youself solely as an artitst.
Comment by karebear1966 on April 30, 2011 at 1:36pm
Yes Gerri! I have considered that also.. I was just seeing if anyone out there had other ideas that I may not have thought of yet...I would never give up my art.. reguardless.. I love it too much.
I would really like to get some ideas on how I should market my art... The clinical hypnotherapy is a lot easier to plan around.. the art.. well thats the big challenge!
By the way.. how is your little project going??? is it getting any easier yet?
Comment by Gerri on April 30, 2011 at 2:17pm
Project is going slowly. A bit easier.

You could start by participating in local art festivals. They charge a fee & some also take a percentage of sales. You'll need a tent & displays. Coffee houses & restaurants often support local artists by displaying their work. Gives them a way to have free rotating art on their walls. Do you have a web site? Of course, there's pounding the pavement going to galleries & high end gift shops with a portfolio. You won't make much because they'll get the majority. Join your local art scene. Call your local newspaper & ask them to do a story on you. Small papers love human interest pieces as filler.
Comment by karebear1966 on April 30, 2011 at 6:50pm
I have delt with this newspaper before and i know they would be willing, unfortunatley nobody reads it here. I have advertised full page with them before... for a seminar.. no even one responded and it was free! LOL
The art scene here is non existant... it is a very small town way up in northern BC where there is a huge drug and alcohol problem, lots of hillbillies and natives who dont care about themselves let alone art. I am currently looking into the the internet option. As I think that will be the only way for exposure from where I live.
I would love to help the people here but I cant help people that dont want to be helped. There was another lady that was a councillor here and she is leaving town because there is no business. Lots of need here thats for sure.. just no one who cares enough to utilize the talent. Sad really.
Even the man I was dating... admitted to needing help, but refuses to seek it out. I dont undertand that, but I certainly dont want to be involved with someone with that kind of attitude.
I actually find that people in this province are of a different mentality than where I am from. ( alberta) In Alberta.. things move and shake and you get left behind if you dont speed up.. they are friendly , welcome new people ,enjoy culture of all types, aren't afraid to ask for help when needed etc... I really loved alberta, except the weather is horrible!!!
Comment by Gerri on April 30, 2011 at 6:53pm
Would you move?
Comment by karebear1966 on May 1, 2011 at 2:59am
Not for awhile. Last time I picked up and moved without a real plan I went broke! I really liked vancouver but it is tooo expensive to live there its rediculous!

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