In the last decades, the need for qualified graphic designers has exploded. There are currently over 300,000 graphic design jobs in the USA alone. Use of the internet is now part of our everyday life and mobile devices are integrated into our daily routine. These industries are hiring graphic designers at record levels.
First things first, educational requirements are that you need to have at least a high school or GED Diploma. Even if you are a gifted illustrator, you need to get your Diploma first. If you didn’t complete high school, you can earn your GED diploma perhaps in a few weeks with free resources from Bestgedclasses.org. They have Math classes, Essay writing classes and everything else. I highly recommend this website.
Identify your focus
Are you an illustrator or an animator? Do you enjoy photography or typography? Are you interested in fine art or textile design? These areas and more are all part of the graphic design industry. Although a graphic designer can jump from area to area during a career, deciding on a focus will help you choose a graphic design school.
The disappearing doors problem is when you think opportunities you never knew existed will disappear. This post gives some advice on how to manage your opportunities.
A WORK AT HOME INTERNET JOB AND THE DISAPPEARING DOORS SITUATION
Home Internet businesses come in many types. This can create a problem which was identified by the French philosopher Eric Frohm in 1941. He wrote a book called Escape From Freedom, which I thought seemed a strange title. Why would anyone want to escape from freedom?
However, as I have gained experience I can see what Frohm saw all those years ago. The situation we have arrived at in our modern day societies is one of too many opportunities as opposed to too few. We are constantly told of the things we can and should do before we die:
100 places to visit before we die
100 historical sites to visit
The next must-see film
The next must-visit restaurant
I am saying these choices are neither inherently good nor bad. Yet we do behave in a completely irrational way when sorting through these choices. This is the disappearing doors scenario. We believe if we choose one choice (door) over another then the other will disappear. So we spread ourselves too thin and try to keep every door open. The end result is we lack focus in all areas of our lives and wonder why we never fully succeed in any one area.
From the barista who serves your coffee to forward-thinking teachers, we all have creativity within us. We can be creative if we want to.
Art can be in everything we do. I imagine if you’re passionate about it, you might think it’s pretty important.
You might think about it a lot. You might get frustrated if you can’t seem to finish a project or bring one of your ideas to life, says Emily who develops tests for the U.S. and Canadian High School Equivalency (HSE) tests.
She says: sometimes, at the end of the day, I look around me and see that I didn’t accomplish much at all, and my professional goal is to create at least one new test for the website BestGEDClasses.org that helps students to get ready for the HSE test. Sometimes other things take over and whatever we create for the day doesn’t matter anymore.
We have many priorities. Does the world need YOUR art? Your contribution? That’s what I keep hearing, anyway. So, that feeling of disappointment hangs over me, because I didn’t make enough of a “contribution” at the end of the day.
Before I left for work this morning I checked my email to see if there had been any update on K. Nothing in the inbox. As I arrived at the office, I asked the secretary if there had been any news. She shook her head and I knew … he didn’t make it. Turns out, he didn’t even make it through the night. In fact, when I posted my blog last night, he’d already passed.
K is gone. He died surrounded by his family and loved ones. The tubes are out. He’s at peace.
To some degree, we each have our own idea of faith, religion and the afterlife. I am Jewish but my opinions/beliefs are not 100% clear. I know what I want to believe. I want to believe there is a G-d (I was taught never to write out G-d’s name so it couldn’t be destroyed … hence the hyphen) and that He has a greater purpose.
That all things do happen for a reason. That the only reason K would have died so young is because G-d needed him up in Heaven. That there is a Heaven. Continue reading “On A Serious Note…”
When you, like I did, need to struggle to get your GED to get ahead in life, you’ll understand that the road to a leadership position is quite challenging. I had no choice but drop out of the High School when I was 16 years old back then, and it took me quite a while to earn my GED diploma.
I’m very proud of being a GED recipient but it wasn’t easy. I failed first, going back to school was a disaster and I’m thankful for being able to follow the GED program on Bestgedclasses.org offered on the internet. If I lived 20 years ago I wouldn’t have been able to pursue my dream.
My secret source of motivation was a website that pointed out that many famous and successful people are also GED graduates. It took me 5 months to get ready for the GED exam. It was a character changing experience but I did it. Besides the GED diploma, I also got confidence and self-esteem as ‘byproducts’.
Then I decided I wanted to be a leader, I wanted to be a nurse and a leader, so now my task was to find my own path to leadership. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Perhaps it stems from me trying to figure out my next move. I want to grow as a nurse leader, but the path isn’t clear. Good examples of a nursing leadership track I have yet to discover.
Angel posted an entry today about what she expects in a friend, such as empathy and humor.
I thought I’d mix it up a bit and write about what my friends are as a way of showing my gratitude, and reminding myself of how lucky I am when times get tough between us.
No matter what music I like, or what I choose to do with my life, my friends will always accept it.
Even if they don’t agree with it, they won’t hold it against me.
Encouraging In the past couple of years I’ve been through a lot, and my friends have been there every step of the way.
From something as simple as motivating me when I want to lose weight, to something as complex as helping me get through my therapy. I’m still not there, but I know that if I hit a stumbling block they’ll be there to pick me back up.
How many times have you stared solemnly into the sink full of dishes around dinner time while your stomach growled in anticipation? If you are like me, you have done this quite of few times and the hunger and tiredness just overtook the urge to wash the dishes and make dinner. Around these times it seemed as though my stomach would scream “FAST FOOD!” and I would reluctantly give in.
This can get you into big trouble! If you give in to the temptation at least once, you are bound to make it a habit and that is not good for your health or your wallet! Having clean dishes is a great motivator to make wonderful home cooked stockpile meals!
Stress-free way to always have clean dishes:
Unless you make a gourmet meal every night, you probably don’t dirty up a ton of dishes for just one dinner. I find it easiest to “clean while you cook”. This means while you are preparing your meal, put away stuff as you use it and rinse out the dishes when you are done using them. If you don’t have a dishwasher you could load up the sink with hot soapy water and just place the dishes you are done with in there so they are ready for you. This will make the task of doing the dishes a lot easier when you get to it.
Well, what do you think? My first made from SCRATCH theme. Whoo-hoo. I think it turned out rather well. The drop shadow didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped but it’ll do for now.
I had the worst weekend. I went home because my dog was really sick (not eating or sleeping, breathing really hard, and bleeding internally) so we put her to sleep on Saturday. I’ve been a basket case since. This was the hardest animal to lose. God, I miss her so much. Anyway, to avoid a completely morbid post, I’ll move on but before I do.
Other than THAT, I graduate in less than three weeks. I’m SO excited. I’ll get out of this 12×12 room or whatever it is and have a real life, as long as I get into law school. I still haven’t heard yet. Hopefully, I do relatively soon.
The road to my degree is a rather strange one, though. I screwed up at high school and I actually had to take the GED test to get into college. Today, there are a few pretty good online GED class sites, but in my days it wasn’t quite like that.
In this article I examine how to become a fisherman rather than a hunter in networking. Work from home careers operate best when fishing.
There are two basic styles to trying to get leads when you have a network marketing or direct sales business opportunity as your work from home career. These two styles are; ‘hunter’ or ‘fisher’. First we define a ‘lead’ as someone who is showing a definite interest in your business opportunity.
‘Hunting’ – this is where someone aggressively seeks leads. They are always on the lookout and will chase down anyone relentlessly to get them to say ‘yes’.
‘Fishing’ – this is where someone sets out to ‘lure’ or attract someone who is already interested in your type of business to join you.
Learning new things is a constant in my life that I don’t believe will ever change. However, I would love to stop attending classes sooner than later.
Yes, I went to high school but in another country and my diploma is not good enough in the US. I am at a pivotal point in my life.
I’m at the bottom of the hiring list in most industries, and I’m bored out of my mind. I have been looking for work for more than two years with nothing solid to report. Sitting idly is not something I can do very well. I want to take advantage of my time now.
I let everyone in my life know that I was stepping down from certain responsibilities to give me the time I needed to study. What I didn’t mention was, I also want to have time to blog. LOL! I love being able to tell a story and to be able to share my thoughts with others.