I am so so happy to finally announce that I've accepted the position of the adjunct photography professor at George Fox University.
It's such a strange mix of emotions. I feel so happy and excited to be able to teach people what I know and love, I feel a little bit terrified because this is something that I've never done before, and I'm sad because of all the circumstances surrounding it all. But I like to think that John is pretty tickled I'm taking over his job and will be hanging out in his office, and that now I'll be the one renting out all the lighting equipment to students, instead of the other way around.
This one little life I'm living is always surprising me. The course of my life never ambles (or sprints) in the direction I try to lead it; never would I ever have considered becoming a professor, it's just not ever a path I think I would seek out for myself. But here it is, and all of a sudden too. And suddenly my life is changed forever.
The older I get, the more I realize that no one knows what they're doing. I still feel like a little kid (I am still a little kid), and we all are. And as I get older, I learn more, I better realize how to be a kid, and how to better appreciate all the good and bad things that happen--how to laugh and just shake my head and smile and even cry a little bit because of how twisted and wonderful existence is. It's never what I intend or imagine, but I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and whatever choices I make are the best ones because they are the ones I'm making.
I'm always surprised. Always surprised.
p.s. I've already gotten so many people wanting to audit the class, so yes!--come listen in. It's going to be a blast. I'm beyond excited to teach my students about this little art form that is constantly changing my life for the better.