4 classes. 20 participants. 8 hours. 1 happy Krislam :)
Teaching a workshop has been one of the greatest experiences in my life and I am so excited to bring out to the world!
Top 3 Things That I Learned:
It's not as easy as it looks. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided I was going to pursue this huge, huge endeavor of mine. There was a lot of time that was invested in preparing the actual workshop. From going through many iterations of the workbook, buying all the supplies, to preparing the day of — it almost became a part-time job! While it was relatively tedious and took up many hours of my day, I would 100% do it again in a heartbeat! :)
Ask for feedback. In each of my workshops, I asked my participants to fill out an anonymous survey to let me know what went well and what opportunities there were for future classes. It was VERY important to me to hear them out, I wanted to make sure that every class that followed would be better and better. At the end of it all, the way that I will teach to my future participants is completely tailored by the people, for the people (hehe, cheesey!)
If the idea scares you, do it. I CANNOT explain or put into words how deathly afraid I was about teaching this workshop (or anything for that matter...Yes, this is coming from a girl whose dreams are to one day become a teacher, LOL) I kept telling myself to back down due to the fear of people not signing up or not being good enough to teach something. But guess what? I did it anyways. Even if I didn't get a single sign up, I was glad that I even took the initiative to start...it's a whole lot better than keeping your ideas on paper, right?
So if you want to pursue something, but you're too scared to because of "XYZ"...do it anyways. The worse thing that could happen is not getting the certain outcome you were hoping for, but at least you're already half way there.
For me, like I said earlier, it's teaching. IT'S THE ULTIMATE DREAM!! However, the idea of one day teaching a class of 30 students is ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING. But hey, at least I'm already half way there!
Check out the video below to relive a small part of this huge endeavor! And if you know anyone who is interested in taking a class, I have 2 coming up in November (Arts District & San Diego).
Thank you to each and everyone one of you who participated in my class. You have absolutely no idea how much it means to me! Super huge thank you to my partner in life, my favorite person in the entire world, Jay. Thank you so much for supporting me in this crazy endeavor of mine AND taking all the photos and videos! You're the best! Stay tuned for future workshop blog posts in November!