Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
I must admit I’ve had a great and restful break from teaching since summer semester ended July 28th. I’ve had some fun and challenging adventures the past month first starting in New York to pick up my daughter Andei from her year in Rome, to a teachers conference in Denver and then my week long vacation to in El Salvador.
School starts today and it’s back to teaching photography, art appreciation and art history both online and in the classroom. It’s also back to my administrative duties as Director of Distance Learning. Today will be hectic putting out fires as online classes start-up.
ONE MORE school year and then I’m retiring from my Community College teaching/administration position after 30 years of service next August 1st.
This doesn’t mean I am going to stop working and teaching. I plan on redirecting more energy into creative pursuits such as writing, traveling, photography, painting and conducting workshops and seminars for Vasa Transmedia, in addition to picking up a few online courses to supplement my retirement.
I see a great deal of potential working with Roberto and Vasa Transmedia and hope to spend more time teaching Photography Workshops like the one we have planned in Sardinia, Italy next Spring, in addition to online workshops.
This next year is going to fly by so I will make an effort to “stay in the moment” and enjoy the journey – enjoy my daughter living here with me and savor this last year teaching for the Photography Program at Carteret Community College. New adventures and challenges await me. Retirement is just a “state of mind” and for me its just going to empower me to explore more creative endeavors – things that I have put on the back burner due to the demands of my teaching and administrative duties.
There are books to write, countries to visit, photographs to be taken and more adventures to embark on. Until then…I better get myself ready to go to work.
Click Here for a list of Upcoming Vasa Workshops! I have two coming up in the next year.