Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bouncing Ball of Life

Big changes can be scary. 

Several years ago, I found myself wanting two big things in my life. The first was to be there more for my kids, I felt like I missed too much working full-time. So, I left my job and we downsized - big time. 

I let the ball bounce and waited to see if the second big thing I wanted could happen--finding a career doing something I loved. I didn't get a magnifying glass. I really didn't search the net. I simply listened. What I found was my love of teaching art to kids.

I'm surrounded by kids and their creativity, offering them a chance to explore who they are through art. Magically, I've become a better artist and writer because of the children I work with. 

This coming Monday, I embark on a new journey, teaching art at a private elementary school, and I can't wait! Knowing that I might make a difference in someone's life by offering them a chance to find something within themselves they never knew existed, is exciting. It's worth jumping up and down over.

I may lose some hair while adjusting, but I'm excited anyway.I think having a new responsibility will help me manage my time better and achieve more of my writing and illustration goals. And who knows, maybe the next Degas will be in one of my classes:) 


Angelica R. Jackson said...

All the best!

RAD - Dot Painter said...

thanks Angelica! I can't wait to hear about your LA adventures!

Christina Mercer said...

So happy for you!! I know how passionate you are about art and you are a great teacher :-D

Donna L Martin said...


I'm hopping over from GUTGAA and just wanted to get a head start on visiting some new blogs. Nice to meet you and you have a lovely blog...

Donna L Martin

Russo said...

I hear ya on change, it's something that I have a hard time with too. Major congrats on teaching art at a private elementary school. You are gonna help many kids.

I found your blog from the GUTGAA event. I couldn't resist checking out a few blogs before the event started and following them as well. Russo @