It’s Wednesday again, which means that it is time for Wishcasting. Today’s prompt from Jamie Ridler Studios is…
What do you wish to learn?
These prompts almost always hit me so hard because there is so much I could wish for, so many things I think I need. I am always conflicted because I don’t know if I should wish for everything and hope that I get a little of all of it or if I should concentrate those wishes and perhaps wind up with the thing that is most important to me.
There are so many things I want to learn. Personally. Professionally.
Personally, I want to really learn photography. I think I can get a good picture now and again. I think that I know a few things about photography, but I really want to get better pictures most of the times. I want to be able to turn on the camera and not struggle with settings. I want to see the image and know almost reflexively what it is that I need to do in order to take a better picture.
Professionally, I want to learn how to do this job better. I often feel like I don’t have a clue, and I don’t like that. It’s like I told our cosmetology instructors a week ago…we all want to go home feeling accomplished. None of us want to feel like a failure, and a lot of the times, no matter how many hours I work or what I do…I don’t feel like I’m doing the job I’m supposed to.
Which is a whole different tangent. The only job I’ve done that I felt like it was what I was supposed to do was when I was doing professional development. Not teaching kids. Not doing data entry or managing people. Doing professional development. Teaching other teachers how to do it differently or better. That’s when I felt like I was doing what I was meant to be doing. I wish I knew how to get back there because I could use that. I think I’ve put myself on a completely different path, and while I have moments of that, I don’t know how to have those moments the majority of the time.
Those are the biggies for me. I suppose that I also want to learn how to more effectively manage my time. There are a ton of things I need to do every day. A ton of things I want to do. But I manage to do very few of them.
What is it that you’d like to learn this week?