Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Passion to Communicate

As all can see, I try to update this blog on a daily basis. I've come a long way since August of 2006 when I didn't know what to write about, then posting some of my interests. Some stuck and others, well, I knew either not to write about them again or post them elsewhere.

It all has to do with a lifelong passion I've had to communicate. As I was growing up I remember wanting to either become an attorney or a disc jockey. Both jobs require good communication skills. At the age of 17, I realized at the time that I lacked the ambition to go to college, let alone law school. So I got myself enrolled in broadcasting school. This was against the advice of those around me(except my parents) and the naysayers were in full force. As one who always been insecure, I've always been a SNIOP-Subject to the Negative Influence of Other People. That and a natural laziness caused me to lay that dream to rest.

But the passion remained. It seemed that I was looking for ways at the job to get on the public address and make announcements. I also had the desire at one time to become a minister(but not the calling) but would get up and speak in church whenever the opportunity presented itself.

Then came the part time job at Wal*Mart. The district manager enjoyed hearing me on the PA hawking their products. Two days a week, I was in my glory "And as always, thank you for shopping your Wooster Wal Mart."

Then come halftime announcing, followed by blogging. The passion continues to this day.

11 comments:

Shellmo said...

Wixy - I'm glad one of your paths has led to blogging! you are a great communicator! And good for you for following your passion - we only get one life on this earth and god gave us the talents to pursue it. (You should've heard the uproar from the "negative" people in my life when I left my fortune 500 co. job to follow my true calling of nature and log homes. I found I am a much happier than the naysayers. And I have found that naysayers are usually people working a job they don't like and don't have the guts to pursue their true interests.)
Would've loved to have heard you make the Wal Mart annoucements!! :)

Michelle Dawn said...

I'm glad your passion has led you to blogging. Hopefully soon I'll be posting more but I'm having some writer's block right now.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Passion is what keeps us going in life isn't it? Glad you found yours early on.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

There's a reason for all the passions God gave us. I too wish I would have followed some of mine when I was younger.

Pigeon said...

Your passion for communication goes farther than just communication. I think of you as a great connector. You have a rare gift of bringing people together.
Some of us are late bloomers. My self and my husband included. It takes us a while, but we finally figure out what we are good at and what we have a passion for.

Margaret said...

Yes, you do a good job of communicating through the "interwebs".

Wooster Wal-Mart! Small world..I guess Freedlanders is no more, eh? I used to love watching them put your money in the neumatic tube.

clean and crazy said...

very cool, my passion as a child was to create art, do special effects but it was along the line of make up. then i lost my way now in the rooms of recovery I am awakened inside and i don't know for sure what i want to do but i have willingness to try. I too am passionate about communicating we will see where the road takes us on our journey!!

74WIXYgrad said...

Margaret: Freedlanders only recently closed their doors and auctioned off their fixtures. Probably the result of the Evil Big Box Store effect. The buuilding is scheduled to be torn down.

On my sidebar is a link to the Daily Record website where you can read more about it.

Pat Jenkins said...

let it all out baby!!... only need a venue to let it all out!!!

Brenda said...

I agree with all above, but want to add:

You are the BEST high school band announce!!

Have a great day!!

74WIXYgrad said...

Brenda; We will find that out over the next few months;)