Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday: What Do You Wish to Share

It's again Wednesday and I remembered to join in with Wishcasting Wednesday at  This week we are asked "What Do You Wish To Share?"

For a long time now, I have been looking for a way to share my love of creating and my love of my career as a social worker.  I have tried to find a way to get continuing ed credits by taking conferences that are more creative driven vs. clinically driven.  They all have a clinical component, but they also have a creative component too.  I have taken an art therapy workshop, a journaling workshop, a yoga worksop, and next I am taking an art therapy for grief and loss next month.

After reading a couple of books, specifically "Craft Hope", I have been trying to find a way to craft for charity.  I figured this would be a decent way to combine some community work (social work) and crafting (creating).  I've been trying to find a way to go about doing it.  I was hoping to start in my own community, but didn't know where to start.  I was reading Facebook and saw a post about "Enchanted Makeovers" looking for dolls.  I still have to create some and send them off, but I looked at the website and noticed that they have national chapters and my state is not listed.  They are looking to have a chapter in more states, so I contacted Terry Grahl, the founder of "Enchanted Makeovers" and have a phone conference on Monday to talk about heading up a chapter in MA.  I am a little nervous about this phone call.  I haven't told my husband about it.  I have sent e-mails to over chapter leaders hoping to get some inside info on what being a Chapter leader entails.  I figured that this may be a good way to start to share my love of community (social work) and my love of creating.  It would be an established program and I guess I would just be a liaison to the company for local people who have questions or donations for area shelters.  I wish it was a paid position!  I would love to have something like this as my job.  I do think that this will be a great addition to my resume for when I have the ability to start my own type of program.

I don't want to be the person that has dream that never get fulfilled.  I don't want to look back on my life and say "I wish I had followed my dreams and passions".  I do like being a social worker, but I don't just want to do clinical work without creativity.  I want to share my love of creativity with others as well as my love of social work, but more the community work of social work, not individual clinical work.  I want to help my community by sharing my talents and gifts, both as a social worker and as a crafter!

What do you wish to share?



  1. As Amy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  2. What a wonderful thing! I love the idea of dolls! (I know how much I loved my Raggedy Ann my mother made me. ahhh) Go for it!!

    As Amy wishes for herself, I wish for her also!!

  3. What a great wish! I love (and really admire) the work you are doing!
    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well!

  4. It´s wonderful how things are working out to bring you what you want. Awesome mix to joyfully help others. It can evolve into something that will bring enough work to hire people and one of them can be you.
    As Amy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  5. I am on my way to check out Enchanted Makeovers. I just know whoever gets your dolls will love them. Wonderful wish! As Amy wishes for herself, I wish for her also. ~diana :)

  6. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also!

  7. Sounds like you are busy taking steps towards making your dreams come true. Sounds wonderful! As Amy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  8. What a wonderful way to combine the things you love.

    I give back to my community in a small way from my business - I set aside 10% of my profits, and every three months I use that money to buy Beanie Weenies which get donated to my local food bank (the one I volunteer at on Tuesdays). Since I already give my personal time to help out, I wanted to come up with a way my business could give back, too.

    I totally admire you for stepping up and volunteering to be a chapter leader in your area - may it bring you much joy and prosperity!

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

  9. How wonderful! As you wish for yourself, so too do I wish for you!