SkillShare Journey

A few months back I had written about taking a few classes on SkillShare (www.skillshare.com).  If you’re not familiar, SkillShare is an online learning community where professionals in various industries teach short courses in their “art”.  There are a variety of classes to choose from! Each of the classes is supposed to teach a specific lesson in a short amount of time.  Last year I gave SkillShare a try and I have loved it!

Let me step back just a bit to give a little frame of reference as to where I am in my professional life.  Having been a stay at home mom for the last few years, only having a part time job the last year and a half, I am now staring down the barrel at the last few months of preschool!  We just registered our youngest daughter for (gasp) KINDERGARTEN!  This has really thrown me for a loop – now I really have to think about a number of things.  1) will I go back to work? 2) what will that look like? 3) do I want to continue in marketing?  4) having had all this “freedom”, do I want to be back in an office?

I was recently laid off from my part time Marketing job.  The lay off coupled with the Kindergarten registration, has got me doing a lot of soul searching. I’ve spent some time with Instagram and some of the great people I follow on there and it has been so inspiring!  I came across a great quote:

“If you can’t figure out your purpose,
find your passion.
For your passion will lead you
right into your purpose.”
-T.D. Jakes

I know that my passion is, and always has been, design.  I love to paint, sketch, design my home, look at design, talk about design, read about design… if that’s not a life {de}sign I need to follow, I’m not sure what is.

In a nutshell, I’m back to SkillShare, I’m back to my SkillShare classes, and I’m going to finish every. last. one. of. them.  and document it here.

I want to create my own career, from within the walls of my own little nest, and I am going to (with the help of some SkillShare). 🙂

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