“The Church of Instinct”, “As Above So Below” and “From the Old House” by Michele Bledsoe
First and foremost, I am a painter..
but I am other things as well.
I have learned a lot
throughout the course of my life..
cultivating valuable skills
that I have worked hard to accumulate.
Through trial and error
I have gained experience..
And with years of practice
I’ve learned to do things
that I used to think were
miles beyond my capabilities.
I suppose I could hold a series of costly workshops
on a number of topics..
everything from social media marketing
to formatting and publishing ebooks.
Or maybe I could hoard my knowledge
and use these skills for myself alone.
I went in a different direction..
choosing to focus more on
what good can I do through sharing my various gifts
rather than how much money I can make
So now I spend my days
working with young adults within the autism spectrum..
everything I’ve learned.
Maybe that’s not the path
to making myself a ton of money..
but by sowing these seeds
and watching my students grow
I am already rich beyond measure.