Another example of the wonderful talent to be found on Evenbreak!
Introducing Pete S …
Pete used to work in IT management, until a catastrophic motorbike accident ended his career. He has been working in IT contract roles, but realised it was asking too much of him with his injuries. He’s looking for something new that will make the most of his problem-solving skills and creativity.
To find out more about Pete, we asked him a few questions…
What would be your dream role?
I think it’s a ‘try it and see’ scenario – for example, I found a role as an administrator in a local map company. It was actually map archives for trains and buses, and I got really involved in it – it was really interesting! I think the appeal of that role was the progression, you’re surrounded by shedloads of information, and you want one thing in particular, so you gradually work through all that information and you get to that one thing – that’s the kind of thing I enjoy. I enjoy being swamped with something, then I think ‘no, if I do this, this and this, it’s sorted’. That’s why I used to like IT – it was so complicated sometimes, but if you broke it down and made it simple, it would be achievable!
Unfortunately, Covid-19 came along, and I lost that archive role. So, I’d say I’m willing to do most things, to give things a try.
What do people you’ve worked with or volunteered with say about you?
I throw myself into problems, and I’m reliable – if I say I’m going to be there, I’ll be there.
What are you particularly proud of?
I’m proud of my artwork, but that’s an ongoing thing – the next piece is always better than your last piece, you know? I think the thing I’m most proud of is my ability to bounce back. And I’m still bouncing – it means that when everything hits the fan you don’t give up.
What is it about doing your artwork that you love?
I love coming up with alternative ideas – brand new things, like, for example, I have a tree on my wall – it’s a tree that I love, and I couldn’t work out which season to do it in, so I did all four seasons – all four seasons are around my room at the moment, and each one is split into four different canvases. Now you can intermingle these canvases between all the seasons and come up with your own images – that’s my sort of thing. I love the creativity within artwork – don’t just paint a picture, that’s a bit boring. That’s what I like!
What’s your disability?
I had a motorbike accident that left me in a medically-induced coma for two weeks, and I was in hospital for a year. I had a big knock on the back of my head, and it’s meant I have short term memory loss – so I can’t carry on with my IT career.
To find out more about Pete, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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