I always worry if I’m good enough to do a job. I’ve studied different things but I have never done any real jobs in those fields. I’ve studied script writing, graphic design, photography and now web design. I have different skills but I’ve uncertain if I’m good enough. I’m glad I haven’t studied to become a nurse because I would be afraid I might hurt somebody. I’m trustworthy and can keep a secret but when it comes to making a living, I don’t trust myself.
When it comes to doing nothing, I’m entering my territory. Actually, if you see me doing nothing, it means I still do. There’s never a quiet moment in my head. I keep thinking about different things. If I got a penny from every thought, I would be rich by now. Unfortunately, you don’t get paid for thinking. You can if you become a pro blogger but that means you have to do something. Thinking and writing things down, are different things. I’m too lazy to use my energy to think what to write about. Blogging as a hobby is much more satisfying since I write for myself and not for a client. Writing for a living would be too overwhelming for me.
It’s on the job learning period in the web design education and I keep thinking, I am doing the right things? Do I ask the right questions for a possible client? This is part of the education to be unsure but what happens when the school is over? Can I succeed as a web designer? What if I haven’t learned the right things and I only realise it much later? What I least want to happen is misleading a client. I wanted to become different things and I’m always doubting if I can do anything. Maybe this doubt is a curse or I just lack confidence. I know I can do things but I’m too afraid to make a mistake. It’s not the small ones but the big ones. In the design business, the competition is tough so I don’t know if I’m ambitious enough. That’s the same with photography and it makes me wonder why I chose creative subjects in the first place. Competition is definitely not my territory.
I would hate it if I had to start all over again. I don’t want to be a student all my life. I want to have a life that means something. If I had one wish it would be bravery. I want to stick to something for once and not searching in the darkness. Everybody should have at least one territory they excel in. I still haven’t found what I’m looking for but I hope I’ll find it soon.
3 thoughts on “Entering my territory”
I feel so related with u coz i feel the same for myself. I do not want to try anything but i want to be a lot of things at the same time. I feel mine is a lost case but i sincerely hope u surely find ur territory some day.
You sound someone like me. After 5 years of experience in corporate world,I finally left everything and working on my real passion -writing (hope I am correct this time).Hope you find too find it soon.
That was very brave of you. Good luck with that. I really hope I find it.