I've taught art in the same district for 29 years. The last 25 of those have been in the same classroom at the high school level. I guess I must not like to change things up very much. So, for me to make this important decision, was very difficult. I made the decision to retire from teaching. I have been thinking about it off and on for a year or so. Although I have, for the most part, enjoyed my little home away from home. I have spent more time in that classroom than I have been home. I really enjoyed getting to know my students who loved to come to the art room to create and explore and enjoy the process of learning. It was a blessing to see so many students enjoy my class. But, it was time for a change. Change is good. I retired from this job, but I plan to continue to be an artist, hopefully sell some things along the way...hopefully a lot of things! But I know that I will probably continue to teach art in some way. I don't know what or how yet, but creating art and teaching art seems to be my purpose...and I cannot give up that part of me. It will just be in a different place. I have some ideas rolling around in my head. For now, I will continue to create in my home studio that is bursting at the seams with supplies that are begging to be used.