I’ve had some quiet time sequestered in my home. I have not been well this summer or early fall, but feel I am finally making progress towards “the way it was”. The few classes I have taught have taken my full energy leaving me voiceless on the interwebs.
Strangely, being ill has been a blessing to me. All those daily chores that can become so mundane suddenly have new life when one is kept from them for too long. Now I get a little thrill from going to the grocery store and cooking meals. I’m hoping this appreciation of the little things of life will remain for a very long time.
During my forced solitude, I have had much time to process ideas that have been rolling around in my head. This was facilitated by the Shine Bright E-Course which got me thinking about who I really am and why I am here on this earth. That and some nicely placed coincidences brought me to the conclusion that I’ve been veering off my God-made path. Not in a bad way, but rather in a way that wasn’t quite fitting for my purpose. So I have a big announcement, big for me anyway. I will be working towards a Masters in Art Therapy over the next few years. I have a few prerequisites to complete which will be done at the same time my last homeschool student graduates high school. Nice timing as I dive into the program.
So what does this mean for Hidden Art Studio? I will still be teaching classes, but my teaching schedule will be limited. I will still be sharing my art with the world, and I will most definitely be facilitating the Joy Journal Project. What changes the most is my internal focus and perhaps my voice here on my blog. My heart has always been for the underdog. I am most drawn to helping women and girls trapped in homelessness and all that entails. At this point I am turning my attention toward the new Kansas City Rescue Mission Women’s Center which will open in Jan 2013. How this journey will unfold is a great unknown, but I’ve always been one for adventure.