After teaching basketry for 20 years, I've decided to "retire", meaning that after the two venues already booked in 2016 (plus the one coming up in two weeks), I will no longer propose, travel and teach. I may teach a few classes here at home, but my conference days are done. With this decision comes great relief and breathing room, so it certainly is the right decision.
Actually I came to this decision, and then remembered my word for the year, so I must have internalized it on some level.
I'm not quite ready to simply sit in the rocking chair and crochet (although I will probably still do that). It's just time to spend my hours doing other things - a career change, if you will.
Career change statistics suggest that the average person will be making a career change approximately 5-7 times during their working life.
So I'm making a career change....I'm just not quite sure what to call this new phase in my life.