I saw this picture and knew immediately what it meant.
I sat there staring at it, and it hit me, I am free- again.
I sort of feel like my old self and it's nice. It's been a long, long, loooong time.
It's also good to feel confident in who you are and your capabilities.
I have enough life experience to understand what is truly important and what is not.
I'm educated. I've been married. (Twice.) I have lived on my own since I was 18. I've lost people close to me. I've lost a job. Hell, I lost everything. Then I rebuilt my life. I've traveled. I've read many great novels. I have hobbies. I know what I believe in "faith" wise. Yeah... I'm good.
With that being said, I think I have finally found a new chapter. I have been doing some serious soul searching for the past few months. I feel like there has to be more to what I am doing. Since joining the Peace Corps right now is not in the cards, though it lights my soul on fire every time I think about it, I think I have found a program that will work for me.
I found a Masters of Cultural Sustainability at Goucher College. Get this: It's mostly online!
Some of the classes are right up my ally with subjects like:
- Introduction to Cultural Documentation
- Ethnographic Methologies
- Environment, Culture, and Community
- Arts of Social Change
- Organizing Communities- Advocacy, Activism, and Social Justice
- Oral History
Then there is a whole segment of Non Profit Management.
Incredible stroke of luck finding this.
So what is Cultural Sustainability?
Then ... what type of projects does someone do?
That's kind of a good example. :-)
OR.. There is another example... I'm super excited!
This is perfect for me.
Now to figure out how finance this little wish. ;-)