My early life training as a musician has done the best things to my mind and heart. The hours spent practicing for unknown audiences turned into hours of practicing desires for benificence to unknownably large groups of people. The cognitive conduit required to coordinate two hands, across the halves of the brain, to produce harmony, is the same conduit that coordinates the the speed of intuition and power of love, with the precision of logic and prioritization. All to the ends of long-rehearsed service to others.
People are best served one on one, meeting them where they are. Paradoxically, song reaches many people at once, but still finds them in the inner recesses their hearts, where they are more susceptible to allowing the influence of the love of God upon them. A life if professional music would seem most efficient about uplifting people. Sadly, I have not made this my life, but I do seem to get bursts of intense musical service every 5 years or so.
I have made a life of service. I have high hopes of becoming a teacher in my own home and/or a teacher within my chosen profession. Should I choose Home Economics, Econometrics, or both? What do you think?
A friend once asked me how I'd spend a million dollars, and I'm sure I responded with starting a professional music career at the top of my list. I imagine that sounded self-serving at the time. All those big words above are pretty much my thesis on why a professional music career is not self-serving. People who are good at singing in public are no less vulnerable than those who are not. It's very personal.
Having my mind and heart cut from that musical mold, does still strongly lend my talents to systems analysis, hence the aspirations for marrying my professional experiences in health care to econometric and inferential analysis. I am still very right-brained or what some business circles would euphemistically label as a divergent thinker. Divergent sounds like Nirvana for profit seekers, but practically speaking, seems a bit socially isolating for me.
My friends are people who have the self-control and self-will to focus on their faith, and aptitude to share how God has helped them. We build upon each other's faith.
Now, I'd spend my million dollars on enhancing my education for more effective service and on service organizations and endeavors.
Analytical and creative types seem to "get" me. I fell very attracted to men who are creative. Life is an adventure, and proactive problem solvers are...charming. Above all, I pray for a companion that enhances my ability to serve, and I the same in return. That's not something I know how to look for....
I do love all things outdoors, cooking for others, and trying new things. Travel is a worthwhile adventure, and DIY projects are cool! Confidence comes from serving others.
If you're thinking about saying hello to me- just do it! I'd love to hear from you.