“I am not a piece of data. I am a human being with rich and valuable experiences to share.” Reverend Dr. Carol Bliss
Have you ever tried to fit your work and life experience into an artificial online application? Life is too creative to narrow yourself down into a standard format. Online applications are created in one-size fits all format. They leave out so much. I am an artist, a painter, an author, a teacher and an inspirational speaker.
I am proud of my life experience. I have learned so much, from life, from people like my mother, my grandmother, and from my various careers. When I am asked to place my work experience into chronological years, I don’t know quite how to begin to sort it all out so a computer can understand.
While I was working, I was also out in the real world living. As our lives progress, we change, we grow, we transform. How is it possible to sort out our valuable learning outside of work? We have learned from so many different people and what we learned from our working experience.
I am a heart-based people person. I love to talk to people. To watch people, to feel their essence, their attitudes, values and beliefs. And to think about what their amazing life experiences have taught them and through what life influences they came to have those values.
I love real eye contact from people when they speak to me. I love real relationships, even the tough ones. I understand that people are not perfect. They are tender human beings. They love. They try. They hurt. They laugh. People have infinite capacity to grow, to learn, and to change. Just when you think you know what to expect out of them, they will surprise you beyond your wildest dreams.
Thank God for real people.