Thursday, October 14, 2010
I feel like I am finally getting to the point in my life that I have balance between work, home and glass! To get there I unfortunatelly had to quit my job at the operating room, but I got equally good job at the ICU at the same hospital where I worked. I loved OR, but I am sure I will love this job too. The good thing is that my schedule will finally change to one that will accomodate also my personal life, leaving time for my wonderful husband, and also for my obsession with glass.
I have tried to catch up in last 4 months what I have forgotten in past years, and I found this wonderful on-line forum that I joined. There is no limit to the friendliness of the people, or to their willingness to help with whatever. If it is about glass, or glass related things, they are eager to share their knowledge and experiences. And even if it doesnt have anything to do with glass, they are just as happy to pitch in.
I have been able to learn about new glasses, and new techniques from the forum, and boy have they changed in last few years. Most of the time, I have spent experimenting with whatever I feel like I need to learn, and that does not seem to run out any time soon. So far I havent had any days that I would have felt like I was productive, learning takes time, and often the whole time goes by so fast, I have barely started, when it is time to finish for the day. The frustration is huge when I realize that I did not make really anything, just tried certain glasses or colors, or tried to practise one or the other thing. And my annealer is echoing from the emptines, just accompanied by ugly color combinations, and wonky beads. But at least I feel like I will be able to get there... now that I can devote some time for glass, without taking the only precious moments away with my husband.
Posted by Pia Kaven at 11:41 PM