Day dreaming is my thing. I know the psychology world has mixed views on this topic (detachment from reality vs. creative outlet). But alas, many times a day, I find myself lost in thought. My favorite part about this is I usually doodle as I drift, so I have a visual of my mind’s workings. Then I came across these words, and something struck me. It was a metaphorical slap in the face. A wake up call. A huge, “HELLO!”
I have been researching psychology graduate programs and taking psychology classes online, but it all seemed to be forced. I would make myself sit and listen to the lectures, but these 17 words from the voice behind The Color Purple made me stop listening mid-lecture and take a look at my “notes”. While I was interested in the topic, I had been drawing almost the entire time. I represented the things the professor was explaining in doodles.
What was I doing?
Then it hit me. I really can’t see myself sitting in a lab recording results from my latest research. I am a creator. I need to make things. As you may know, I am an educator to young people. I absolutely love children. I also absolutely love art…and the human brain…and helping young people discover their inner potentials. So, I am back to the drawing board (no pun intended–hehe) for graduate programs that combine all my passions. I want to construct a present full of designing, imagining, doing, and–hopefully–inspiring.
What or who inspires you?
+P.S. This week was a little hectic, but I will usually be posting Say What? posts on Thursdays!
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