There’s a lot I want out of life. Some look at my life and figure I should be content: I have a good job, I found the love of my life and I live well. What more could I want?
Turns out — a LOT more.
Yesterday, I revealed some of the stuff I’ve been working on lately. I’m driven — and maybe a little obsessed — by the idea that everyone should have all the resources they need in life in order to succeed. I think many of the missteps we make in life can be avoided if we have someone to take us by the hand and lead us away from danger.
I’ve been lucky — I’m very aware of this. Though some call me a “friendwhore” — someone who gets off of befriending as many people as possible, apparently — I get to know people partly with a strong desire to help make their lives better. Looking at my friend groups over the years and how DRASTICALLY they’ve changed, I think it’s totally indicative of the of the fact that I become friends with people, help them out with whatever crisis is happening, and then moving on to the next problem. If we’re meant to stay close, we’ll stay close.
But I find more often than not, it’s a one-way exchange. I couldn’t really say that I’m one to ask for help. And even when I do, I rarely expect people to come through on their commitments due to being burned so many times in years past. However, with the sheer volume of work I keep on my plate, I won’t deny that being able to FIND some help would be AMAZING.
So as requested by one of my readers, here’s a short list of things (that you might be able to do!) that could make my life easier:
1: Having other people to regularly provide content
I’m always trying to create fresh, new content for people to consume. In turn, though, it totally consumes MY time. I like blogging, but at this point, I’d love to work on getting to the next level with my blogs: images, infographics, data analysis — but with all my time spent trying to keep afloat, it’s damn near impossible to do. I fear it’s a pattern that’d continue in my new pursuits.
2: Getting ACTUAL developers
While I like dabbling with code and learning how to make amazing things on the Internet, doing it full-time just isn’t me. I’m a content creator — if I had someone to help with all the back-end stuff, app development and even some of the design, it’d be EPIC.
3: Artistses Wanted
I have the skeleton of a webcomic, but no time to draw it. While I can come up with character designs and storylines, I’m more of a writer than an artist. What I need is someone hungry for an opportunity to get some content out to an audience that could grow quickly. (Also need to find the money to PAY an artist!)
4: Managing Information
One things that’s definitely the case is that I’ve hoarded way too much information — articles, maps, stats… there’s a ton. Maybe I’ve been looking at the same pile of crap for too long.
What I could REALLY use is a fresh set of eyes to look at all the stuff I’ve put together (both physically and digitally) and tell me how it all fits together.
Out of the stuff I’ve collected, I hope to be able to create infographics, apps, complex images and the like — I think I just need someone to steer it all in the right direction.
So there you go. If you have a free moment, or know someone who does, and any of these strike your fancy, let me know! More now than ever, having a solid team would make all the difference in trying to make these ideas REAL.
–Casey E. Palmer