I Wanted to Earn a Wage for Something That Makes Me Happy

I have been working at a job for 8 years that doesn’t allow for much growth. There’s only one managerial position, and the same employee has held that position for twenty years. I began thinking that I needed to get a degree in something so that I have more skills to offer another company. I finally decided on part time graphic design courses in Singapore because I really love to create. I figured that I should try to look ahead at something that I would enjoy doing, not just do because it brings in a weekly paycheck.

I used to draw and paint all the time, but getting married and having two children took precedence over a lot of the hobbies that I used to have. I don’t regret any time that I have spent with my family. I love my wife and kids dearly, and they each make me smile every day. My wife is a fantastic person who has always worked with me as a team to care for our little family very well. But our oldest child just started college, and the other one is a senior in high school. They are both so independent now, and don’t need me as much. This has freed up a lot of my home time. I briefly thought of taking up some of my old hobbies again, but then it occurred to me that I might be better off doing what I like and be paid for it at the same time.

It’s doubtful that I could make much money drawing and painting on its own with paper, charcoal and paint. The money is in designing things digitally, and that is where I need the help in order to succeed with landing a job doing it. So far, I have really been enjoying the classes I’m taking to learn how to do it.

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