I’m trying to mentally map out my personal growth plan for the next few years.  So much in our lives are in flux – we are working to sell our current home, excited to find our next new home, I’ve started a part time job (which is a bit nutty), our son is in full time school and our daughter has one tiny year of preschool left before she starts school.  I feel, personally, that I’m on the cusp of some very exciting times!  It’s with that in mind that I’ve decided to place additional emphasis on my personal aspect of growth – more specifically, allowing more time to learn my favorite hobby in hopes of sometime growing it into a career.

Personally, I have been so happy to have this part time job that so quickly and effortlessly fell into my lap.  It has been such an adventure to dip my toe back into the corporate world after being a stay at home mom for over 6 years.  But this part time job has also reminded me how much I enjoy my flexibility as a stay at home mom.  Perhaps I can meld my passion for art and design with my enjoyment of working and the flexibility I need to be the mom I would like to be.  The additional income from my part time gig has been fantastic!  Now to grow my craft and feed my passion and make it my career.

In steps SkillShare ( – a very cool way to learn, from home, almost anything!  It’s amazing in the time since I have graduated from college how quickly learning has changed and evolved from a class-based experience to a learn anywhere set up.  It’s fantastic the amount of sharing and learning that can happen without the formal instruction (sometimes restriction) of a classroom.  I’ve signed up for the 14 day premium trial – which typically runs $96.00 a year.  That $96 allows for downloading of classes, enrolling and participating in assigned projects.

There’s a quote I heard about exercise – “If you have time to watch TV, you have time to workout”.  Well, it seems that should work for taking classes as well, right?

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