UPDATES AND OTHER UPDATES TO UPDATES

It’s been a while since I made a post, and most of you may have thought things are dead on my end but they most certainly are not. I just wanted to give a brief update on what is going on… *laughs* Yeah, I never give brief updates to anything. It’s long, so thanks for reading it anyway…

CLASS LOAD OVERALL
For close to the past year, my weekly teaching hours have been at around 1/3rd the amount compared to the heart of the pandemic in 2020.

ONLINE CLASSES
Yes, ONLNE classes are still happening! I can teach one on one or in a group setting. I’m finally getting some traction with registrations from Canada, which is great!

IN PERSON CLASSES
These type of classes are NOT happening at the moment due to Omicron, with the exception of Junior/Cadette GIRLSCOUT badge classes around the St. Louis area. If you’re looking for private one on one classes, please consider my live ONLNE classes for the time being.

AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES (LINDBERGH SD)
I was hired by the district to teach two classes at each of their elementary schools. Unfortunately, this time around I have struck out across the board. As of this post, I’m zero for eight classes taught with zero registrations. I think it’s more to do with what type of classes I picked than anything, but to be fair, I picked super popular classes for my Fall 2021 classes there and had way below normal registrations as well, so I’m sure there’s multiple variables at play here. Ah well, try again next Fall.

WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON?
That is a tricky question to answer.

I’m still in an art making hiatus due to the season that God has placed me in. This upcoming July will be four years since I stopped creating art. Long story short, I wanted to make a career selling my art, God wanted me to make a career teaching art classes instead. I made an idol out of creating art, God told me to stop for a while and placed me in a spiritual desert. I whined a lot while kicking and screaming, and here we are.

From the business side of things, in 2019 God promised that sometime in the future I will have my own physical teaching space. For the last two months I’m feeling nudges that this needs to start moving forward, but the logistics are so daunting that I’m having trouble wrapping my head around it, even with baby steps. It’s intimidating.

Currently I’m figuring out exactly what I’ll be teaching once I have a space, and how to reconfigure what I teach to fit that type of business model. Also at the same time I feel God is hinting I should start creating art again, but I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet due to a couple reasons too long to explain here. (Reference: Whining, kicking and screaming, and complaining above.)

That’s about it for now. Thanks for reading!
Todd

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