Month: September 2016

Finding my calling

signage MelbourneI really don’t like my job. And it’s not that I don’t like where I work, or the repetitiveness of it all, or I hate my boss or anything like that. It’s that I genuinely, truly, deep down in my soul, hate my chosen career. I messed up, okay? I was a kid, they said pick, and I picked blindly, just as I blindly followed my path all the way here. And now I’m just sick of it. I can’t do it any more, I’m literally dying of boredom here.

In all the time I’ve spent procrastinating at work, I’ve been trying to think of what exactly I should do, if I’m not going to do this. For a while I was stuck, with no idea of what I was going to do, and then a saw a sign.

I have to be honest, I’ve never noticed the signage in Melbourne particularly. Not because it’s not good, or anything, but signage is usually something that you just skate over quickly, that you don’t pay much attention to. But on the way home about a week ago, it was almost like the heavens parted and my path became clear to me. It was a sign – in every sense of the phrase.

So that’s what I think I’m going to do. Of course, I want to try and find a niche, if possible. I’ve been looking through different portfolios and things like that, and by the looks of it, LED signage in Melbourne is a market that’s been largely underdeveloped. Perhaps that’s something I can go into. In any case, the first step in the exercise is just to find some kind of course, which is why I came here in the first place. Hopefully, I can find the kind of thing I’m looking for.

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A gradual leap of faith

timber window repairsI’m going to be honest here. Really honest. Probably more honest with myself than I have been in a long, long time. The truth of the matter is, I really don’t know what I’m doing. People that know me would probably laugh at that. I know I look like I’ve got it all figured out. That’s just a lie I tell to myself and those around me to keep away the scary truth. I don’t want to be lost, no one does I guess, and so it’s easier to look like and act like I know what I want. But I don’t.

Over the last few months I’ve been looking more and more at doing some kind of online course or something. I guess that’s what has lead me to come on this website in the first place. In the spirit of not giving too much about myself away (although I did just share one of my deepest secrets out here on the internet) I’m not going to mention what industry I’m currently in, but I will say that I think it’s time for a change. So I’ve been looking at maybe doing some kind of online qualification in window replacements. Melbourne has a bit of a need for more hands-on types labourers, I know that much, and I’m so sick of sitting behind a computer all day everyday that I think I’d like to do something tangible. Something real. So going into a trade has been something I’ve been looking at pretty seriously.

The thing is, though, I’m not really sure whether I could pick up a job like that on-line. I mean, it’s pretty on-the-job type of stuff. But unless I quit my job, I just don’t really have the time to do an apprenticeship or anything like that. But if I want to become a timber window repair specialist in Melbourne, I know that is probably what it takes. I’m just not sure I’m ready to take that big of a leap of fate quite yet.

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Ballarat’s Laser Hair Removal, Now Available!

laser hair removal BallaratSo I just got back from a trip to the USA, and you know what? You know what?? None of them knew where Ballarat was. They all had a good giggle at our Australian names- I had to point out several times that ‘Ballarat’ is extremely tame compared to some place names we have around here- but all just shrugged when I said that’s where I was from. You know, Ballarat! The place where the gold rush happened!

No one even knows the gold rush. Maybe it’s because they only learn American history, but I also stopped off in London for a few days and most people had at least heard of Ballarat. The very first person I talked to- the lady at the desk in the hostel- said “ah yeah, right love, the place with all the gold, innit?” or something. So that’s nice, but what does Ballarat have to do to put itself on the map for Americans? Start an award-winning cheeseburger industry?

The only industry thriving apart from Sovereign Hill in Ballarat is cosmetic tattooing. I’m serious, people absolutely love them. I think maybe because it’s been such a country town for a while even though it’s a bit touristy. The ruling people don’t want anything that can be considered too new in the town centre, so we’ve pretty much watched a lot of interesting niche shops come, stay for a week and then get nudged out. Now the beauty industry has finally found its feet and you can go and get your nails done by a specialist, or get your eyebrows tattooed, or anti-wrinkle treatments if that’s really your thing. It’s not mine…yet. Got a few decades to go!

It fits me pretty well, this whole beauty thing. Ugh, Ballarat used to be SO boring if you lived there and weren’t just visiting, but now it’s bustling with townsfolk and a few more shops that sell things other than souvenirs and small gold fragments. Ballarat has laser hair removal now. Didn’t think we’d ever see that!

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