"If you weren't a writer, what other creative career would you most like to try."
For me, this is a simple answer. A designer.
I studied fashion design in college, and graduated with a fashion design degree as well as a fashion merchandising and visual design degree. I worked in fashion in a multitude of positions for years, everything from retail to pattern drafting. I loved each thing I tried, and the industry in general, BUT, it's a lot of pressure, and time, and fighting for morsels of this and that... and when I became a single mother, shit got real and my dreams sort of nose dived.
*shrugs* It happens.
Working ten hour plus days on top of one hour commutes two and fro didn't really vibe with trying to take care of an infant. Ya know...
I still love to create, and I do from time to time. Do I sometimes want to clamber up a ladder in a department store and fix every effing mistake I see in a display? You bet. It's like an itch I can't reach. I still attend the student fashion show at both colleges I attended--FIDM in Los Angeles, and LBCC in Long Beach, and I think back with a smile, to a time when I had the world by the tits and the best sample sales designer jeans my young little booty could rock.
So there's my other dream job... how about you?
Swing by and check out what Raine Balkera likes to create!
Raine Balkera http://rainebalkera.blogspot.com
Until next week y'all!