It’s officially official.
I’ve given my notice at my cushy corporate job at a large media company here in New York City. I will stay until the middle of June and then I plan to go back to school. Again.
I am planning to get my certification and Masters in Art Education so that I can follow in my father’s footsteps and become an art teacher. Ultimately, I would love to start my own art school, perhaps for adults as well as children. But this is the first step.
I will start by getting my undergraduate degree in art, which will take two semesters at Hunter College (going for cheap, here), and then I will likely go to Queens College for the Masters and certification. While at school, I’ll be working part-time, though at this point I don’t have anything lined up.
It has taken huge amounts of emotional effort to get to this point and there are certain people (I think you know who you are) who have really helped me get here, and to you I say THANK YOU. I know that I am finally on a path that suits me best and that will make me happy. I know that I am finally living my life on my own terms instead of trying to prove my value to the world. And damn it, that feels good.