It's only the 10th and I'm up to my eyeballs already, but, that's okay. It's a roller coaster with highs and lows but it is exciting and rewarding (although my hair is already turning grey faster, it seems, than would otherwise be. No worries, I want silver hair).
Daily, my computer hums and only occasionally gives off a little cough or sputter. Computers, what would we do without them? Information travels at the speed of light, we have access to friends across the globe - pen palling is now just a click away.
So, is our ability to share and teach and, consequently, to grow. My students learn from me but I've learned so much more from them. Students like Yetta and her brilliant hollow forms made using cutters! Now, she blew my mind. But it's even more than that. No people have been kinder to me than my students and it is humbling and gratifying to know them.
This year will be a red letter year, I feel it in my old bones. My goal remains the same - to help talented teachers share those talents with all of you. To promote creativity and what the act of creating "does" for us inside. We all need that.
So, I hope 2012 is a red letter year for you, too. Filled with joy, friendship, love, growth, challenge and fun. To quote Captain Picard, "Make it so". And, you know, we can.