It's again Wednesday and I remembered to join in with Wishcasting Wednesday at http://www.jamieridlerstudios.ca. 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?