Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm So Excited

I am so excited today. I have enrolled at TCC in two writing classes, one in February and one in March. I have also enrolled in an art class at Ziegler's from January to May in whatever medium I choose to use. I have to decide on oil, acrylic, charcoal or watercolor. Watercolor is out as I have never been able to work with it successfully. I think I will use oils as I already have some of the tools and have used it the most. I might like charcoal at a later date. The writing classes are going to be just two evening classes. The one in February is:

No excuses! In one class period you’ll learn strategies to conquer procrastination and perfectionism, the times of the day when your energy is right for writing, how to use your intuition to make decisions and how to say “No!” This class is taught by a certified creativity coach and published author of SECRETS FROM A CREATIVITY COACH."

The second one in March is:

Every person has defining moments in their life, moments of sadness, happiness, trauma and accomplishments. By breaking your life down into age-related categories and writing about the defining moments in various stages of your life, you can begin to get a greater sense of who you are – how you arrived there, where you are going, and why you act/react the way you do. In this class, you’ll write about your life changing experiences in early adolescent, young adulthood, mid-life and, or, senior years."

Then, at the prompting of my therapist guy I "may" join a writers group that critiques your writing. I'm not sure about that as I don't really have too much to share but I'll try. It's a rather scary thing to share although I do share here on my blog it is somehow different. This would be in person, eye to eye, oooo...chills. Big step for me but I'll give it a whirl.

So this means that I will be pretty busy with art classes, writing, critiquing, bowling, personal trainer and I guess I'll throw a little work in there. I am so in need of trying to find me again. I have felt so swallowed up in our business, raising our family and all that is The Hubby that I have lost what I need to have a passion for. It is my turn. 2009 is for Jill!


Yogi said...

I'd be excited also about the writing classes anyway. The art class will never happen for me!
Good luch.

Kay said...

That is very impressive! Good for you!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

that sounds great. the writing classes will be real challenges, especially the second one. i think i would be very hesitant about that one myself. you've got the guts to do it, however. good for you!

Anonymous said...

The writing and art classes sound great. I don't know how good I would be in either, but I think it is wonderful that you are taking the time for YOU!

Heather said...

Happy New Year! Good for you for taking the leap and taking classes on what you love! If you get the chance, Teresa Miller teaches an outstanding creative writing course every spring at OSU-Tulsa. I took it in college and it is AMAZING. Many people take it over and over again, long after graduation. OSU-Tulsa also hosts Celebration of Books every other year with lots of helpful seminars and chats with authors. Its a great program there....happy writing!

Country Girl said...

Congratulations to you for taking the initiative to grow. I'm excited for you! I hope this is your year!!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I am temporarily without a internet provider, but I managed to write a post and am about to write another one. I miss all of you and your comments and posts. Hopefully this will not take too long. See you soon, I hope.

Love, Irene