Monday, April 20, 2015

Another Lesson in Letting Go

I feel so deeply privileged to have worked at Lansing Art Gallery with such amazing co-workers, artists, and volunteers over the past two and a half years. Unfortunately, due to recurring health issues related to thyroid cancer and fatigue, I have decided to leave my position as Education Outreach Coordinator. It frustrates me to no end not being able to do my job as well as I'd like. My doctor said life would return to normal after surgery. How I wish that were true! Instead, I continue the process of learning to let go - not an easy task for someone who likes to be in control all the time. 

My last day at Lansing Art Gallery will be May 20th and I will so miss seeing my co-workers each week. If there is a silver lining in any of this, it is the opportunity to spend more time on my endangered plant project, which has, ironically, also been teaching me how to let go through the use of organic materials and imperfect paper. 

If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying for the Education Coordinator position, send them to The deadline is May 1st. Whoever they hire will be lucky to work with such incredible and hard-working co-workers in the best gallery in town!