Remember in this post I mentioned not wanting the life I have and living from a place of fear? Also, remember I've been doing the 31 Day Reset Your Life Challenge (for the past 6 months #fail #don'tjudgeme).
To that end, I just finished registering for SIX (6) classes at the community college in areas that truly interest me.
- A walking tour of old main street in St. Charles, MO
(because I'd love love love to become a tour guide)
- A lecture on the archaeology of old main street in St. Charles, MO
(because I'm a history lover and fascinated by archeology)
- An introduction to drawing class
(because I love to draw, probably don't need this class due to many past such courses but want to start fresh)
- An intermediate drawing class
(as a follow up to the intro class above. I'm hoping to actually use my artistic talents in a primary fashion and not just as a hobby that's put on the shelf)
- A textile painting class
(because I'm intrigued by the idea of painting on fabrics and was ELATED to see a course specifically geared toward teaching you how to do so)
- and an art history class
(a brief one for the same reason as the archeology class…I've taken many art history classes but I'm a history an art lover who just got back from seeing the Sistine Chapel so the fire is ignited once more).
I will be doing these most of the summer as well as participating in a play at my church (acting is also something more authentic to my self). Needless to say I'm thrilled.
p.s. I know I'll be asked about the title of this post "standing in the light" so I'll explain here. I'm catching up on my Oprah shows via DVR, and recently watched the best friend show featuring Gayle King. As we all know, Gayle is Oprah's best friend, and has been for years. She said something so profound during the show that I decided to adopt it into my life tapestry so to speak. She was discussing that people often tell her "it must be hard being Oprah's friend" seeming to allude to the difficulty of standing in Oprah's shadows all these years. Gail responded by explaining that is only if you are unhappy with your own life and that she has never felt that way about their friendship … "I'm not standing in her shadows, I'm standing in her light". That hit me where it counts; not only pertaining to relationships, but more so because my name, Roshini, translates to "illuminating light" as in "shedding light onto something that was once dark". In that way "Standing In The Light" means becoming more of myself, understanding more of God's light & purpose for me, and prayerfully shedding more of my light on the world.