I realize that I haven’t posted in over a month, but life has been busy! I have let this little blog go, because the truth is, there is only so much time in a day. I really do love writing in this space, but even more than that I love reading all the great blogs out there. I am not making any promises to myself that I can’t keep, but after the holidays are over I will have more time and energy to write.
Life has been busy with work. I have been working crazy 55 hour weeks, but seeing my check today made it all worth it. Honestly I am feeling blessed. I have complained and whined about my job, but I am so grateful for it. This year I have proved to myself that perspective is everything, and that by changing my mind, it changes everything.
Now that I have made some final decisions, and talked to John and my family, I can say that I have made a big decision….I am going back to school!! My entire journey with work and school could take up an entire post so I will leave that for sometime soon. I will say that I am finally, after years of struggle and indecision, listening to my heart and following my dreams.
I am majoring in Art Education at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI. I start classes January 7th. Ah, that is soon! I am still working full-time and only taking two classes this semester that work with my schedule.
So why Art Education? Well, I have wanted to be a teacher since I was about 5 or 6. I loooved school, and even more than that, loved to come home from school and play school. I admired my teachers and always thought that is what I wanted to be when I grew up. Well, after years of junior high and high school (aka -miserable years for me) I wanted nothing to do with school. I was burnt out and unsure about the future. The short version is, that after the past five years of soul searching, I have not only rediscovered my dream of being a teacher, but also my desire to be in artist. I want to work with kids (preferably at an Elementary school), teach community classes, workshops, and private lessons. I love the broadness of the art world, meaning I can use my artistic abilities and education in many different ways, while still fulfilling my desire to be both a teacher and an artist.
I have a lot of dreams; to write and illustrate a children’s book, become a mom, vacation in Santorini and Tuscany, marry the love of my life, buy our dream house, and travel to all 50 states just to name a few (and not in that order, obviously). Where I am right now, and my decision to go back to school, is the beginning. It feels like what I should have been doing all along; what I would have been doing had I known all along. If I’ve learned anything so far in my life, it is that we are always doing the best we can with what we know. I wouldn’t go back and change any of my decisions or experiences because they have not only taught me what I needed to know, but have brought me here. I am ready for this next chapter of my life. I will be back after Christmas with more details. After the 23rd I am off for 6 glorious days. Happy Holidays!