I've already admitted on the AHA podcast that I'm ready for a change. If you happened to be listening that day, you know that I'm actually doing it.
Making The Change.
This summer, I'll be leaving my full-time job (which I enjoy and from which I get tremendous personal satisfaction) to do something I probably have no business doing, which is painting and teaching and blogging.
There, that makes sense, doesn't it?
The way I see it is like this:
If not now, when?
I'm a lucky lady who has a family that is quite supportive. That may turn out to be a bit more literal than intended, but knowing that they are behind me makes the leap a lot easier to take. As I mentioned on AHA, the decision came to me as I drove from Boston to NYC one morning. I thought about "my story" and I wanted it to be more than it was. That's what happens when you are on the road for three hours, driving to see your beautiful grandchild and pondering the future and all the possibilities it holds.
As for the road that lies ahead, see the photo above. It was taken from Rt. 95N this weekend, driving through New Haven, Connecticut. From here you look past the tanks of fuel, the tall vertical cranes and that tiny glimpse of blue waters. You look beyond it all to see those magnificent clouds.
I want to paint that.