I like change. I crave it. It's refreshing and renewing to me.
My college roommates used to joke about me being pregnant all the time because I always wanted to move our furniture around in different configurations. When I owned a house, the artwork on the walls changed about every 6 months.
So. Why bring this up? Well, I just realized today that it is an important factor to consider as I'm weighing different career options.
My most recent career decision is Museum Studies. And I happen to think it's a perfect fit for me.
For the past 6 months or more, I've been trying to decide between art, education, and public administration.
Museum Studies combines them all. I decided I would really love to be the education director of a museum--coordinating workshops, seminars, school tours, creating curriculum based on permanent and temporary exhibits.
Think about it: I would be involved in education (check), surrounded by art and constantly thinking about/researching/talking about art (check), and the content I develop would change regularly, as would the people to whom the information is presented (check). Art, education, public administration, and change.
It's been a long time coming... but I feel really good about it!
So, to help get some experience under my belt, I am volunteering as a docent at both the Springville Museum of Art and the BYU Museum of Art. I'm really excited.
(I just hope it doesn't mean another 4 years of undergrad studies before I can do a Museum Studies Certification.)
Keep your fingers crossed for me! ('Cause I'm going to do it all while working full time.)