Moving forward in 2017 with new ideas, dreams and goals!
I begin with looking backwards over the last year and a half. I’ve had a few health issues to overcome, which have taken me on a quest to find alternative remedies and a lifestyle that will help to heal me. This path has enabled me to discover some amazing places and unique experiences, including visits to Glastonbury Tor and its White Spring, Stonehenge and sacred stone circles and wells in Cornwall. I’ll be featuring some of these special places in my future blog posts.
These health problems have helped me to evaluate my life, think about what I’m doing, what my future goals are and what I need to focus on during the year ahead.
I feel its time for a change and its led me to make a few decisions…
Since I retrained as a teacher in 2003, teaching has taken up a lot of my time. Initially, I juggled teaching part-time at multiple colleges, alongside organising and teaching my own jewellery making classes. But for the past few years, I’ve gradually been reducing my teaching work, to enable me to spend more time designing, making and taking part in events.
I love teaching and have enjoyed helping my students to develop their jewellery making skills, but I don’t enjoy all of the other work involved with it quite as much. The teaching side of it is really only a small part, as there’s lots of time needed for the organising, admin and prep-work. With this in mind, I’m running my last organised jewellery making classes in March and April 2017. After this, I’ll still continue teaching my jewellery making private tuition and bespoke group bookings.
I enjoy doing events, having the opportunity to meet interesting people – potential customers, other stallholders and friends – and I’ve found that some events work better for me, so I’ll be taking a break from a couple of events and in their place, I’ll try out some different ones.
Where to start?
Develop my meditation, energy work and photography skills, more hiking, visiting sacred places and learning about ancient symbols. Spend time with family and friends, fit in my normal day-to-day stuff and make time to dream and design…
It’s exciting, I feel a new path beckoning me, a renewed energy and despite our testing times, hope for the future!
Thanks for joining me on my creative journey,
Sam Rowena, jewellery artist x