Well, I'm Paula and I think it's about time I update.
It surprises me that it was only 2010 when I joined WA. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
When I arrived I was desperate to make money so that I could leave the part-time job I hated.
During the time I've been here my focus has changed.
While I'd still like the option to leave that part-time job, the results I've experienced from being in this extraordinary community relieved the pressure.
Technically I've learned tons. But more than ... mmm ... how to put? It's like there's an ether of unseen support and genuine care that's virtually tangible.
But as I said my focus changed. I'd still like the option to leave my part-time job, but now I can see how much I learn about myself while I'm there. It's amazing how much we can learn about ourselves when we're getting wound up and grumpy [lol]. I even get paid while I'm at it.
At my core that's what I'm all about. Experience, notice, learn, see other choices. It's all about choices.
So my part-time job is in banking. Bottom of the food chain I might add [smile]. Literally every second is accounted for and no, no bonus for me [lol].
I also have thorough training in Chinese acupuncture (well, thorough in terms of from a western education) and various massage therapies.
Ongoing reflection and unseen work is a passion. I have previous software development experience but any skills in that department are well, earned by slog and determination rather than natural aptitude [smile].