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Everything I Need

As we learn as adults, “Need” and “Want” are very different things. I’m preparing to teach at Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon.

I leave Wednesday, which is much less than a full day. I’m reminding myself that I’ve traveled a lot over my 52 years and it’s always been wonderful. Packing is always a confused time and yet I do fine.

I remind myself, also, that I’ve taught professionally since 1994. I know my subjects, I’m passionate about them, and I know I can give my students and the conference organizers what they paid for.

It’s still a little overwhelming. I keep repeating the lyric from a Bob Dylan song (She Belongs to Me, 1965) that helps me on creative-frenzy days.

“She’s got everything she needs, she’s an artist, she don’t look back.”

Here is a link to the full song (mysterious and cryptic, as Dylan does well).

I leave Wednesday and return Wednesday. I will most likely be posting to my Twitter account more often than posting blogs, while I’m gone. My twitter name is @ColorJoy

If you want to see what I’m saying (including repeating/re-tweeting other folks’ tweets which inspire me), you can see my outgoing texts without joining Twitter, here: http://twitter.com/colorjoy

Will you be there? I know one person already who’ll be in my Crystal Heel class. Anyone else? Send me an email at Lynn AT ColorJoy.com and I’ll try to meet up with you somehow. If you see me there, I may not know your face. PLEASE say hi. I’m approachable, I’m kind, and I’ve never bitten anyone…

4 Responses to “Everything I Need”

  1. Kris Says:

    Are you familiar with the singer/song writer Jana Stanfield?  This reminds me of her song “More Than Enough.”  If you don’t know her, she is worth a listen.  I find her music uplifting and at times entertaining.  I had the opportunity to sing with her back in the spring as she was the guest artist with a group I perform with.  She is also a really neat, honest, down to earth person.

    Have fun at the Sock Summit!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Kris, it’s great to hear from you! Will need to look up that song for sure.

    They had a dinner for all the instructors/ team members tonight. What a good time it was. I know I’ll be tired when it’s all over but my inner self is feeling so right here.

    Hugs, Lynn

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Kris, it’s great to hear from you! Will need to look up that song for sure.

    They had a dinner for all the instructors/ team members tonight. What a good time it was. I know I’ll be tired when it’s all over but my inner self is feeling so right here.

    Hugs, Lynn

  4. Deborah Robson Says:

    Lynn, I am so glad you are there, sharing your brightness and intelligence and knowledge with folks. It is *exactly* the right place for you to be. And I hope you are having fun. 

    By the way, I love the photo of you with this post. Yes, you look a little tired and less bubbly than usual, but this is the prep phase that all good instructors go through behind the scenes in order to do the job well when they walk into the classroom. The color, composition, and mood are exquisite in conveying that.

    Going to look up a couple of songs, thanks to you and to the Kris who has commented ahead of me. . . .

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