Noel Jensen on tue 21 feb 06
Good luck, Heather. I played the corporate game for 20+ years. To
paraphrase Dan Fogelberg, the paychecks were heavenly, but just about
everything else was hell. (I could see several of my bosses using the
creative hurricane bit.)
Anyway, I escaped last August and am now hoping to make it as a potter.
Thanks for the offer to share thoughts, philosphy, poetry, and
frustration. I live and work in the Chicago area though, so I will have
to pass on the offer to drop by and use the "pit."
Heather Malllory wrote:
>I am conducting a personal crash course in pottery. To lessen the pain, I
>am also questing for freinds.
>I recently purchased a large kiln ( olympic 28/18) and wheel and am now
>rekindling a passion for pottery which began when I was 11.
>After spending 10 yrs in college for biochemistry and three long yrs in the
>biotech industry I was fired from my job last november. I was not enough
>of a "team player". They were probably right.
> Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió I took the one less traveled by,
>And that has made all the difference. (R. Frost)
>My new boss told me that I needed to take my creative hurricane and apply it
>more appropriately. Although my immediate response to this was "Le jeux
>sont fait!" I was devastated - at 32 this was the final outcome of my 13
>yr. investment? How can they fire you from hel1 anyways?
>Soon thereafter, I awoke from the horrible nightmare I chose for myself
>- sure took me long enough but better late than never.
>So... if anyone else is interested in sharing thoughts, philosphy,poetry,
>or even just frustration, this is an invite!! I would love to chat. You
>are more than welcome to come out to this 26 acre wild kingdom and use the
>outdoor fire pit I have constructed for firing (my current experiment). We
>are fortunate to be charmed with many guests - bears, moose, coyotes,
>chipmunks, and turkeys to name a few. Currently the overwhelming burden of
>my neophyte mishaps is borne by the husband and three cats.
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