Happy New Year!

Posted: January 2, 2010 in Art and Business, My Life as an Artist, Ninety-One Days (2), Uncategorized

Oh WOW! I am very much looking forward to what lies ahead as I trudge forward with so many creative undertakings that I hardly ever have time entirely “alone”. This just might explain why you haven’t heard from me in a while, which, is simply no excuse! I missed waking up to blog and have spent nearly all morning updating my websites and and this site. 

Did you know I started a new job about three months ago? It all started exactly ninety-one days ago. Ironic? Maybe not…

I knew I needed to find a job quick but I had all but given up. I knew I had the experience to carry out just about any task given me, but I felt I was screaming to silent ears. I focused on the incredible tasks at hand in the volunteer community and there you go–the job offer came nearly immediately after a job well done.

Busy with the job and meeting many new business owners and entrepreneurs, I am always thinking about my next move. Life, I think, is kinda like a Chess game. I say this even though I have no clue how to play Chess. What I mean is, sometimes you can think your next move to death, but why not just make a move and see what happens? Sound risky?

I am embarking on several new career levels. My role as President of Wake Forest Cultural Arts will see me and our Board reshape the vision for this organization in a way that has not been done in it’s near 20 years of existence. We will not be doing this alone, but with the added leadership of Nello McDaniel, Principle Director of the consulting group Arts Action Research. This very special arrangement is made possible through a Capacity Building Grant awarded to the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County from the Kresge Foundation.

I am also exploring other projects that will be posted at CANCA.org as they move past the planning stages and into the marketing stage. Life is full of surprises and with every setback lies an opportunity…

I cannot even begin to express the pure excitement and anxious feelings I have when I try to imagine all that I may learn this year. I look forward to taking it all in and remaining focused and committed to the tasks at hand. I just hope it will all carry over to inspire others and continue to shape my future as well.

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