I have been making time for myself lately, getting some physical health issues taken care of, writing each day (thank you for getting me going SOL), and making jewelry.
Last night I went to a jewelry making class at a local bead store. I've really wanted to learn how to do wire wrapping, so when they offered classes, I signed up for them all!
I made a sterling silver ring on the first lesson, silver earrings on the second lesson and then a wrapped stone "donut" pendant last night. I was pretty pleased with the finished piece.
It's been relaxing to sit with others and try something new not related to school and chat about things other than school. I was amazed that at the past meeting 4 out of 7 people there were teachers. It only came up in passing, and we quickly let go of it. It didn't seem to be something we wanted to "be" just then. We were trying out our other "being". It was kind of like the feeling of wearing a mask, and realizing no one knows who you are, and you're trying out the mask's character...or maybe it's just the opposite. Perhaps it's getting back to knowing your character, throwing aside the teacher mask for a while.
Hmmm. I'll have to ponder that for a bit. Since I'm retiring this year, it's probably more the latter. I have to get to know me in another way now.