I love my job. I get to do what I love every day. I am blessed by this but not only am I doing what I enjoy I am also making an impact. Last year I wrote a blog post (you can read it here) about how I feel as an art educator. All of these things still hold true but just yesterday I came across this visual and I LOVE IT!!!! I knew my job mattered but it was awesome seeing the actual statistics. Pretty impressive!!!
I know the arts are not everyone's passion but I truly believe that everyone can benefit from some aspect of the arts in their life. Visual arts, music, theater, and dance are all great healthy outlets for our youth AND adults. I ask you to please encourage these in the young people in your AND I encourage you to incorporate some aspect of the arts into your own life! I promise you won't regret it!