Our first exercise as a class and that you might want to do, is anwser the following three questions:
"When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore copes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me." - Fred Rodgers.
- In the quote above, Fred Rogers explains potential changes in career outlook. What was your first career memory?
- Why did it call to you?
- Where are the threads of that in your life right now?
- First career memory: I wanted to be an artist. I love drawing and have a memory of drawing while looking at a the boy in my elementary school class who was really good. It made me so sad because I was worried I couldn't be an artist because I wasn't as good. But, I do some graphic and web design today. O, and in relation to the quote and superheros, I also wanted to be the hardy boys. I read the entire series in 4th or 5th grade.
- Why did it call to me? Because it made me happy. Something pretty root level.
- Ironically there is still a boy in my office that is a really good artist and sometimes makes me feel like I can't be one. But then I tell myself that's a memory from my childhood. Ironic how an elementary school memory comes to life in the present.