Sunday, January 10, 2010

An Itch for a Niche

Hear the jeopardy music? Yeah, I'm hearing it too. So... for the past few weeks I have been without a job (after the sweet, old lady I was a care-giver for passed away) and I've had a lot of time on my hands to reprioritize, and to pray & ask God what HE might be leading me to do from this time forward...

I'm trying to rediscover my passions in life.... find my place in the world. My niche. My loves...

..and to put it lightly....

I haven't had the easiest time. {narrowing it down, that is!}

You see, my problem has always been that there's way too much I enjoy doing....I have too many interests!

I love floral design... this beautiful bouquet made of green cymbidium orchids & creamy roses I fashioned for a bride last year....I just love the way this wedding turned out. :) So fun!

....but I also love decorating & creating.... when I made this wreath using pages from a Dollar Tree book that I "antiqued" to make it look old.

Oh, and did I mention I like antiques? Not only do I love them in our home....but I've always thought it would be fun to be one of those people that runs estate sales....telling stories about old pieces and making people happy as they leave with a treasured item :)....

{Photo courtesy: here}

{Photo courtesy: here}

Okay, so maybe not the last photo exactly....but seriously.....I love old stuff! I have my Mom to thank for that! (Wait, that sounded funny)...what I'm trying to say is....oh never mind. You know what I mean!

BUT I love writing, too. I'm no pro...but I've always wanted to write children's books...but figured that would come later when I have my own kids as inspiration. I've started a couple...just haven't finished them...

...I'd put an excerpt in here....but then you might steal it, and then where would we be? ;)

I also love health & nutrition. I think if I ever went back to school, I'd definitely go for's so interesting! I love learning about what God has made for us here on earth to help restore & heal our bodies naturally...and most importantly...preventitive health so we don't have to get sick! That's the real kicker....

{Photo courtesy: here}

...but then what if I want to throw the occasional cheeseburger in there? (That's my Dad's word for anything that tastes really good...but isn't that good for you). I may not feel like I could if I had an "official" title or never mind. Better keep that a hobby. :)

Then there's cooking...caring for people...interior etc. They aren't very cohesive are they?

So...the question still remains- what am I suppose to do?





KPE said...

Medical City Dallas' flower shop is hiring. That could potentially meet your floral design and caretaker needs.

Aldape family said...

It is so enouraging to see your heart searching for what the Lord wants to do with your life. It is so neat that you have so many passions in life....that says a lot about a person. Let me just say that the bouquet is beautiful....that is some talent there! ....The beauty of all of this is as a wife you will always get to be care taker and decorator of your home! ...One of the best things that I ever heard was from a former pastor that said ....It does not matter what you do in life as long as you are allowing God to use you in whatever it is you are doing!
I hope the Lord gives you some clarity soon!

The Kramer Family said...

Hi Gail!

Your list looks about like mine:). I'm the exact same way. I love so many different aspects of creativity and life....its hard to pick just one thing.

Love your blog!! Oh, and I guess my sister does too...she is the gal above this comment (kayla).


Gail said...

Thank you, Lynsey! It's encouraging to hear that...and also that there's someone else out there who has her hands full of interests, too. I wouldn't want it any other way...except for when I need to narrow it down & I can't!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

I think we were separated at birth. Everything you love, I love. Thanks for stopping by my blog otherwise, we would have never "met". I'm glad to see you looking to the right place to find your answers. He knows what is best.