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Chameleon

I love being a chameleon at work. Because I love learning new things. So it satisfies my desire to know a little about a lot of things. And limits me from learning so much about 1 thing that I get bored with that 1 thing. This is partly why my free time is so scattered. I've painted enough to learn some things, but don't do it all the time. Or nearly enough to become great at it. I also have pastels, charcoals, and pens to practice various forms of sketching. And I've googled so many camera tutorials. I'm alright at photography, mostly I just auto-shoot everything. Then hope I can photoshop any mistakes. Though this picture was definitely done on a phone, though the cat tree was enough of a project I learned how to use several saws and other tools.  

This is how I've always lived. But how do you market that? I just finished Robert Herjavec's book "You Don't Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success". And while I'm not actively looking for a new job, it reminds me of my struggle to sell myself in the past. I can't sell myself as a specialist by any means, but I'm willing to figure anything out. I'm a problem solver. But how do you sell "I don't know what you need yet, but I'll figure it out" or even "I partly know 5 different things that you do and can continue to learn while I work". 

Though mentally, it can be exhausting juggling so many things in my head and today I laid down on the floor of my office and passed out for an hour. On the hard, but carpeted,