Who Art thou… Part II

A new favorite artist of mine Kate Morgan (click picture to go to her website)

When I was little I moved to a different school district. I joined a club that focused on creating art in different ways. If you felt frustrated one thing they said to do is take crayons and scribble as hard as you could and at the end you would have a really bright picture heavily waxed up with crayon. You could leave it like the burst it was or scratch some off to make a lighter picture underneath.

This group was lead by a really sweet teacher her first name just happened to be Lynn. Having time to interact with other students in a different way helped to ease into this new school/new home. Screaming into pillows and ripping up paper was encouraged. I never did much of that but this made me realize that material possessions were not as important as how a process of expression could help you through something. I could scribble my crayons down into nothing and not only feel better but I would go on to create something different. I liked being different.

I also was introduced to one of the greatest programs a child could ever encounter. Odyssey of the Mind changed my life… their main philosophy was to – Think out of the box. They had games and activities to help you brainstorm and problem solve. It put you in the divers set. My creativity exploded. I no longer followed the herd anymore.

It is funny how a couple things can happen in a child’s life to totally help them bloom.

In high school I switched schools/homes once again. I went from a high school where there were about 500 students in my class to a school that had only 72 students in my class. I wanted to try out for softball in my old school – there was a high chance that I would not make the team. In the new smaller school, they were begging students to play sports. I was captain of the track team, and I loved every second of it.  Another thing a smaller school offered was a stained glass and photography course. It was so much fun going into a red lit room and seeing the pictures you took appear on paper. I find myself cheating nowadays by taking video and then grabbing a nice still shot from that.

Here is a real picture I took yesterday. I like when they Humm…

Right out of high school I decided to take some time off and travel.  I almost created my own stained glass studio.  Listening to my heart I followed my passion of physical education to the college level.  I wanted to devote my time to helping middle school students become just as excited about P.E.  My motto was Motivational Determination – Yes, I had a whole philosophy written out.  It was very positive and encouraging.

I studied the human body and was fascinated by every aspect. I got an Associate degree in Physical Education and went on to study Ayurvedic health.  I wanted to become many things a Naturopathic doctor was high on that list.  The best thing that I learned in all my health education was everything in moderation.

Halfway through my pre-med studies a degree in sustainability halted everything. A new beautiful path of alternative energies i.e.. solar panels, wind, biodiesel, home design, the million different uses for hemp to name a few.  I dove in with a big grin on my face.  During one of those courses, we took a trip to Boulder Colorado and while at a very positive event we were asked to write down where we would want to be in 5 years.  I didn’t know how I was going to get there but I wrote down that I wanted to live in a community where I was building homes and trying to use as many sustainable paths as I possibly could…

I graduated with almost a minor in Sustainability I needed I believe one more class. I got a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Health and moved to Vermont where I thought I would be needed most. A very positive program. I tend to go where I smile most. I floated around for a bit and 5 years later I ran into the teacher that took me on the beautiful Boulder trip. It was great to see him and as I remembered the course I actually went home and found the journal where I wrote down my dreams… It had been 5 years and now I literally was living every word that I had written down. I was in shock.

To sum things up – every physiology is different.  I am different, but we all are.  When you put your mind to it you can achieve anything you want to.  Be careful what you think because the universe doesn’t pick for you, you actually create reality. When you are aware and conscious of this what a game changer.  I have made many vision boards and every single vision board has come true.  If I wanted a job, I would go out and get it.  It is not that I really wanted it – I already saw that it was where I was going to be.  I have had a blessed life in many ways. 

Even if one door closes or I am in a bad place I always get to where I need to be.

Another beautiful piece of artwork by Kate Morgan

Published by katerehanna

I have hid and been ashamed most of my adult life... when in actually I am a unique beautiful being that has many insights on how not to die from shock and multiple allergic reactions. I have saved myself. I am here today because I chose to be here.

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