Introducing Maker Monkey Workshop!
I am so excited to share something with you that I've been working hard on all summer. Like most moms I know, I am constantly trying to find that perfect balance between pursuing my own endeavors and adventures while being an amazing parent to my kids.
Earlier this year I was really struggling with my (now former) business and just waiting for that "light bulb moment" to figure out where I should go next. Around that time, my son Ryder asked me to come to his school for career day to talk about my job. I felt very apprehensive. It felt like things were starting to fall apart around me and to be honest, I didn't feel much like talking about it. In spite of feeling self-couscous about my career at that moment, I rallied... because that's what we do for our kids, right?
I focused on creating a fun activity for the kids and really wanted to make Ryder proud. But wow, what happened in that classroom changed everything. A group of four-year-olds changed everything.
I brought my tools and we made necklaces. We used hammers and sandpaper and metal and the kids looked at each object with fascination and curiosity. I suddenly saw the world through the eyes of a child, and for the first time in a long time I felt excited and inspired. I thought, "This is it. This is what's next”.
After some soul searching on my own and some hammering with Ryder in the garage, I decided to take this idea and shape it into a real business that will include after-school workshops for kids where they would learn how to use real tools to build and create art. Ryder has been "monkeying around" with me for a while, and now I would like to invite you and your kids to come experience Metal Monkey Workshop firsthand.
You can click here for information on upcoming workshops.
I would also appreciate feedback of any kind! So please, dig into the website and shoot me a text or email to let me know what you think. I am incredibly excited about this next phase. Thanks so much for your continued support, I hope to see you and your monkeys in my workshop soon!