Living in my time

What if you didn’t have to work just to make a living? What would you chose to do? I faced this reality in 2001. After spending my entire adult life focused on my career as a designer, creative director, writer, strategist working to fulfill my client’s needs, working 60 hour weeks, I was suddenly free to rethink how to spend my time.

No, I didn’t win the Lottery: I had an epiphany: Having more money would not make me more happy nor would that make me more useful nor more fulfilled. Probably the opposite. So I rid myself of my cute little VW Beetle and bought a bicycle. I rid myself of my prestigious Manhattan design firm. Said bye bye to my employees and my business partner. I started to focus on how I could (in an admittedly small way) with my talents and expertise have a more positive affect on the human condition.

13 years go by

Now I am a partner in Inquiring Minds and if you see little activity on this site, its because I’m thoroughly immersed in being developing ways we can encourage kids to be curious and courageous about their futures: In particular, a future in which they play an active role and grow to become active empowered citizens. Please visit me at Inquiring Minds.

DK during a taping of a kindergarten class for Citizen:Me at PS 20 in Brooklyn where she volunteers (2011).

DK during a taping of a kindergarten class for Citizen:Me at PS 20 in Brooklyn

 

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