As I near the end of the ENT program, I can’t help but reflect on the journey and the wealth of knowledge I have obtained along the way. I figured the best place to start would be reflecting on my first blog post which kicked off the process. On June 28, 2019 I wrote,
“Art has proven to be therapeutic and in ways lifesaving, for this reason I would like to create an opportunity where others can experience the powerful force of art… I intend to use this graduate experience and my life experiences to spark change and positively impact others. Much like color hues, the opportunities are endless…This truly is just the beginning!”.
This sentiment rings even more true now! So much so that the initial venture used as my focal point for the program changed. As I mentioned in at the previous portion of the same blog post, I was at a point where I had virtually lost my spark and joy for the arts. The ENT program helped reignite that passion! Although my venture is still underway, I feel like I can see it and touch it. The research and effort put into creating my business makes it feel alive. I feel as though I have been painting a masterpiece on a new form of canvas. Not only was I able to learn form the experience, I’ve been able to share some of the information learned and research method with friends that are working on their own venture. Similarly, witnessing the growth of my peers and seeing their ventures grow has been just as exciting. I have been able to network and learn from my peers within the learning community. This knowledge has been just as enlightening and helpful as the things I learned from the course assignments. Although I will miss the experience, I am excited to launch out with my business plan and utilize what I’ve gained from the course!