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Hello All!   

Posted by kmh - Nov 10, 2014 - 11:37am
Hi All....

It's been so long!! Glad to see some of the same people are here! That's downright amazing! {#Yes}

I've been busy doing the career-transition-thing.... Handbag designer to Social Worker. I'm knee deep into the Masters program ( who the hell would have thought ? Me in academia ! Joke {#Lol})  ....My scheduled graduation  is December 2015. I just can't believe it!  I planned on freelancing while I went through this program to keep my foot in the  fashion door and get paid, but with my 3 kids ( 12, 7 & 2) it's been damn near impossible. School is my job now. I'm at internship 2x week, Tuesday & Thursday 9-5. Hospital Inpatient Psych unit...working with the most severe mentally ill patients. I was scared at first... I mean, 7th ave to a locked psych ward... not exactly in the same realm... you know?!{#Shifty}

Anyway, with being gone 2x week all day( thank God for the support of my in laws and parents , they help with babysitting) and homework, reading, papers,,, my intentions of working & doing school have been foiled. My kids need their  Mom, so school is he focus now & I'm eager to graduate & get back  to earning some money! {#Dance}
I can't say this decision to change my career has been easy. I mourn the creativity of design,, but I have found that the creativity of writing my papers for class has quenched some of those creative desires. I've also been making doodle art as I call it. Nothing fancy, some markers, cray pas and fine tip pens & it's amazing the stuff that you can do!  

What I want to leave you with is this...the BEST part about this career change is freeing my heart. For 20 years in the design field, it was about competition, drive, deadlines, protecting myself , concealing my Motherhood  and domesticity to keep competitive with the young designers coming in,  feeling crushed and elated all in the same day....my heart was closed, fearful, worried. Now it's set free!!! ....Helping others, showing what is truly in my heart has been such a great release, such a blessing....and when a client says THANK YOU... I literally feel my heart squeeze with joy! ♥

Anyway... much love to you all .. {#Kiss}

8 comments on this journal entry.

Beanie Avatar

Location: under the jellicle moon

Posted: Dec 4, 2014 - 9:58am

Haven't checked the journals in awhile.  This is a wonderful post!!  I'm so happy for you.  {#Jump}

Sean-E-Sean Avatar

Location: Point Breeze

Posted: Nov 21, 2014 - 3:44pm

good on ya'!
pdhski Avatar

Location: O-town

Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 1:52pm

arighter2 Avatar

Location: dubuque

Posted: Nov 14, 2014 - 5:51am

So good to hear from you. Glad to see you  are doing well!
Living with passion
Alexandra Avatar

Location: PNW

Posted: Nov 10, 2014 - 6:31pm

First of all.....Sorella! SO good to hear from you.
Secondly - this all sounds fanfreakintastic! This time of life is definitely for getting down to the nitty-gritty of our souls and what makes us truly happy and at peace, at our most authentic. There will always be room for your creativity whatever you do.
Rock on, kmh.  
ab origine
oldviolin Avatar

Location: esse quam videri

Posted: Nov 10, 2014 - 6:28pm

Shine On.
Coaxial Avatar

Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles east of Paradise

Posted: Nov 10, 2014 - 12:44pm

Very cool, Kris, congratulations and good luck.{#Good-vibes}

meower Avatar

Location: i believe, i believe, it's silly, but I believe

Posted: Nov 10, 2014 - 12:40pm

  YaY social workers!!!!!  So glad you're moving along with the career!! XO great to see you K!