I write about inspiring you (and myself!) to reclaim, rejoin, rejuvenate our creative birthright and go forward to make our creative dreams and life ambition come true.
You’ll probably feel at home reading my posts if you’ve often felt like you’re not really living the life you were meant to live and have creative work that you keep putting off for ‘someday maybe’ because you sacrificed most of your time and energy serving the needs and expectations of others.
It’s never too late to start the creative life or career you’ve always wanted.
Are you finally wanting to make the time and priority in your life to allow your wonderful, creative talents and work to come up to the surface and be manifested in tangible form?
Here’s a quick vocational peek at me…
I’m a writer and photographer (and website designer/marketing trainer and consultant) currently residing just west of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
I enjoy the beauty of straightforward web design. I’m inspired by all the creative possibilities of using multimedia to help my clients with their online content needs as well as producing my own artistic projects and products.
I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (Communication Studies) from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada in 1983 – the first person of my family in over five generations to attend college or university. I supported myself financially too, juggling the demands of a full-time student workload and two part-time jobs.
Over the past 27 years, I’ve worn many vocational ‘hats’. Here’s a list of some of the jobs I’ve had:
- creative assistant in advertising
- vocational trainer for a non-profit initiative helping low-income families
- life skills coach
- vocational rehabilitation caseworker in the private sector
- child/youth counsellor and educator working with children with exceptional needs in schools, organizations and private residences
Volunteering has always been important to me, and I’ve given some of my time and talent to help out various organizations in my community that serve the more vulnerable demographic of the population.
Some of the ways I’ve contributed so far: starting a writing critique group at the local public library, teaching english as a second language, life skills coaching, donating/delivering tangible support for the homeless, making/donating quilts and delivering them to cancer patients.
Returning to college after a 27 year absence…What was I thinking?
I arrived at a place in my life where I wanted to return to my first love as a creative artist/professional. I had left her and all our potential behind so very many years ago, but she always beckoned me in my dreams:
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
So with fear and hopeful resolve, I returned to full-time studies once more to upgrade my technical skills and completed a graduate certificate in e-publishing (web design, online publishing, and new media), graduating from Algonquin College (Ottawa) in the spring of 2010 with honours.
Looking forward to what lies ahead as I embark on my creative entrepreneurial journey. Are you excited about yours? What are your plans?
You can reach me at : carole@cjtreggett(dot) com.
Drop me a line; I’d love to hear from you!
Carole was a student in two of my classes at Algonquin College and impressed me greatly. She is detail and deadline oriented, and has a strong understanding of how to make web text work for clients in a variety of different writing styles. She shows a creative flair in her writing, and was able to produce creative, logical and functional web pages in both Writing for the Web; and Journalism and New Media classes.
- Don Wilcox, Sr Online Editor, www.ottawasun.com
I hired Carole to help me create the concept and design of my blog and as a social media consultant. She is creative, extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to the highest quality finished product….added to that she is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Unbeatable combination!
Owner, Birchall Consulting and Associates