Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again



Where do I begin? Let's see...

My dream came true of successfully running my own retail store, Superfly, for just over a year. I then decided between the commuting costs, overhead, time, etc. that it would be more cost effective going back to strictly online sales. In turn, I closed down the store and spent my summer working my own hours and hanging out with my son at the same time.

Julian's almost twelve now and usually I would be off to work and he'd be in day camps or at the sitter's. So, this was the first time we've ever gotten to spend a whole summer together. We were both thrilled! It was very relaxing, productive and did wonders in the bonding department. Now he is back to school and so am I...

Julian has begun fifth grade at a brand new middle school Fine Arts program. This is the first year for the school and so far he loves it. He is guaranteed at least two class periods a day in subjects such as Graphic Design, Sculpture, Pottery, Dance, Voice, Drama, Band, Painting, Broadcasting, etc. When I was his age, I would have killed to have had the option of going to a school like this. This got me thinking about returning to college and finishing my Fine Arts degree that I abandonded so long ago.

Thus, I began filling out applications, transfer papers, financial aid stuff, getting my transcripts in order and meeting with advisors. Yesterday I registered (ONLINE! - How cool is that?) for classes. I'm taking three classes this semester including a Painting Level II class that I am sooo excited about. I get to spend every Friday from 9am - 2:30 pm actually PAINTING!! Just to have a block of time set aside to do nothing but be creative again sounds like heaven to me. I'm a bit nervous about being an older student, but this is a Community College and so far, every time I've been on campus it looks like I'm not alone. And, I think I only need 16 credit hours and I'll be finished! Wish me luck :)

Other than lots of change, change, change, life is good. I'm on a positive track and can't wait to see where it will lead me.

By the way, I've started up The Big Question again. Be sure to stop by:
http://www.bigquestion2day.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

alan said...

Hooray for you! Getting to spend time with your son at this age is something that he will remember forever!

In a country where the "fine arts" are something so quickly cast aside in favor of tax cuts I'm glad he has this school; someday it will be realized what is being lost elsewhere!

And going back to school yourself...wow! Have no fear, because "wanting to" puts you far ahead of those who are just going to avoid other things!

Such a wonderful post for your first after so long! I'm happy for you!

alan

Season~of~ Magic said...

From my heart I am happy for you!

Lots of change is good sometimes.