Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A New Life's resolution - Day #16 (Occupational)

If you're just joining us, check out the explanation of my "New Life Resolution"

Day 16 - Occupational

According to http://www.definitionofwellness.com/, "The occupational dimension of wellness is involved in preparing for work in which one will gain personal satisfaction and find enrichment in one's life through work. Occupational development is related to one's attitude about one's work.' Traveling a path toward your occupational wellness, you'll contribute your unique gifts, skills and talents to work that is personally meaningful and rewarding. You'll convey your values through your involvement in both paid and unpaid volunteer activities that are gratifying for you. You'll know when you're on the correct path for career wellness, when your work and hobbies become exciting."

It's hard to believe that Gencon 2010 is right around the corner (August 4-8, 2010)!  Ok, it's 6 1/2 months away which isn't really around the corner, but for those of us who teach classes at the event, it's time for us to get our registration on.

Last year was my first year in the world known as Spouse Events for Gencon attendees.  Basically, most of the gaming folk at Gencon are of the male persuasion.  For many of them this is their big vacation outting of the year, so their spouses/significant others (who may NOT be gamers) come along with them.  The events that I host or classes that I teach are geared toward those non-gaming peeps.

Thanks to the suggestion of my friend, C, I had a great time and made a bit of money teaching some of my hobbies to some really great ladies.  One girl even travelled all the way from Michigan with her boyfriend BECAUSE there was going to be a crochet class at Gencon.  That's a long way to learn how to crochet!

So, this year I intend to go back for more punishment fun.  I'm going to again teach a beginning crochet class, but I'm adding 3 advanced classes as well.  Also, a friend of mine had an EXCELLENT suggestion.  Seeing as how I'm a huge fan of poker and it would be great to get more women into it, I'm going to teach an introduction to Texas Hold'em!  Genius, I tell ya!  I can't believe I didn't think of it myself.

These diversions of my time may not pay the bills, but since they are definitely skills and talents that I enjoy sharing, they certainly fill the bill for today's Occupational requirements.


Joan Young Spotswood said...

If by chance we get to meet one another, would you teach me Texas Hold'em Poker?

Heather said...

I would most certainly teach you! I love Texas Hold'em and I think everyone should learn how to play.

KandiB said...

What a great idea for a blog! I love your list of things to do...and a great place to document them and share them. Awesome!

I wish my husband was a gamer so I could come learn how to crochet. I've tried a million times and always forget how to do it about two hours after the lesson. Unfortunately, hubby can't play games at all...get's dizzy even with the Wii!! Ha! ICLW

daega99 said...

You've made me think about my occupational dimension of wellness... I have a lot to consider...



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