I have two careers/passions/skills in life. One is the Interior Design work that I do. I have a degree in Interior Design, I have been working as a designer for about six years, and working as a buyer and showroom manager for about eight (including Takashimaya in NY). This year I would like to get a professional portrait made for my website (I absolutely hate pictures of myself), and also update my website. I would like to photograph some projects that I have had lingering for a while, and basically get a logo and pricing sheet done - just spruce up my design profile.
The other thing in my life is Spanish. I lived in Mexico for almost seven years, I have a bachelors and a masters degree in Spanish, and I would really love to use my language skills in a job. I would like to teach or translate or SOMETHING using my degrees, but it is so hard to become a teacher when you can't stop working for six weeks to assist in a classroom, or take on more student loans with another degree in education. This year I am getting certified online to teach ESL, and also just doing my own research on teaching, via books and the internet. I took the basic skills exam for teaching already, and will take the Praxis exam for Spanish at the end of March. Hopefully one day a school will take a chance on me and I can get the experience needed to get certified professionally.
Are you doing any professional development this year? Do you have any advice for me in my development? I hope everyone keeps learning and growing throughout the year and throughout life.
Sorry this post is so wordy - here are some pretty pics that are inspiring me this week. Happy Wednesday!