14 August 2013

Change of Scenery

So I've been sitting on this news for a while, mainly because all the people who needed to know hadn't been told yet, but I've decided to make a pretty big career change and leave teaching in order to go back to school for fashion design. 

Hopefully you haven't gotten too attached to Rhode Island as a backdrop for my outfit photos because in order to do this, I'm moving to Georgia.

Starting next month I'll be leaving Rhode Island, and my job as a teacher, to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design.

I visited Savannah back in June and thought it was a really wonderful city, and I think I'll be very happy there. As of right now I anticipate having to live there for around two years while I'm attending school. I'll certainly be keeping my blog, just with a slightly different backdrop and I'll be a lot poorer while I do it!

The decision to leave teaching wasn't an easy one. I have been laid off several times, and jobs, at least here in the Northeast are not all that easy to come by. Teaching is never what I intended to do, however when I was in college, substitute teaching was much easier than working in retail or as a waitress. I sort of fell into the profession from there. And I was good at it. But I never really loved what I did, instead it  became my only option as a career. While I loved my students and the satisfaction I got from teaching, it wasn't my passion. I found myself pouring more time and effort into this blog, than into lesson planning and I never wanted to only do my job halfway. I also was afraid that I would wake up 40 years from now and find out I wasted my life doing something I didn't love because it was convenient. So I'm taking the plunge and chasing my passion. I may fall flat on my face, but at least now I'll know I've tried. I anticipate it being quite a ride, I hope you all will come along for it!

1 comment:

  1. Liz,
    I am so proud of you for making a decision that, while difficult on many levels, is clearly one that you have given much thought. Always best to have your passion be your work; otherwise, what's the point?
    Best of luck to you on this new endeavor; keep writing and keep in touch!

    Dr. Silvia