After carful consideration and lots of support from the people that I love I have decided to leave my position as the Director of Community Education at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. This job has tested me in so many ways and I am incredibly proud of my growth, but ultimately I realized that continuing on with this career path was not the best choice for my future. I am an artist and need time to think creatively and focus on my personal work. I need a job that I can leave behind when I am done for the day, not one that follows me home.
There are things that I will miss about my job as Director of Community Education. I will miss working with other artists and creating opportunities for the Nashville Community to try new things. Making art accessible to all people is something that I am very passionate about and I will continue to make that part of my life's mission, just not necessarily as an arts administrator. It helps to know that I'm leaving the department in good hands! I can't wait to see what my friends and fellow creatives make with this department and I'm thrilled with how well things are turning out for Watkins Community Education.
So now the questions is... what's next?
Well, after taking a lot of time to think it over I have decided to try something totally different! I have accepted a position as a full time baker at Bongo Bakery at Fido in Hillsboro Village! I'll be baking all sorts of things with a team of awesome people who are also artists, designers, and of course bakers! It's a bit scary to take the jump, but I am so glad that I did.
It was a very tough decision and I am incredibly thankful to my husband for being so supportive through all of this. I can't wait to see where my next adventure takes me!