Exploring The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Once upon a time, at a university far, far away, a girl was living in a dorm and had absolutely no clue what she wanted to pursue. The pressure was mounting in every direction, and all I could see were majors and careers that were extremely boring. I couldn’t live my entire life like this. Everyone around me had this firm grasp on their future, and were going in the right direction, but all I wanted to do was get a job at Rolling Stone Magazine. I wanted to work for the Director of Photography so badly, and even got an interview with my clever cover letter, but I single handedly blew that opportunity when I came down with a raging migraine that I could barely articulate a sentence without my head thumping. I was so close, yet so far.
Art History 101
As a prerequisite, I was required to take Art History and that’s pretty much when my life changed. All of a sudden, I was genuinely interested in what I was learning about because I understood what I was seeing. I had seen it first hand just years before. When I was a junior in high school a bunch of us spent our Spring Break traveling through Austria, Switzerland, and Germany, and for the first time as the professor lectured, I could raise my hand confidently and talk about the pieces before she even assigned them. Finally, I understood what I was suppose to know. I was woke.
All of these feelings and memories came flooding back when I brought Kiddo with me to The Metropolitan Museum of Art on our trip back to New York City. Those tall ceilings and the grand staircase, I just wanted to soak up as much as I could in the little time we had. I loved looking at the medieval artifacts, and Coco was on a mad dash search for mummies. She was crushed to find out all she would see was the sarcophagus.
Don’t Dream It, Be It
For this post, I am going to let the photos speak for themselves. If you were to ask me, I’d say it’s the most magical place in New York City; however this post has more to do with encouraging my daughter to seek out the future she desires, and listens carefully for her calling. I want her to know there are more occupations out there than just doctors, lawyers, executives, and the typical careers she hears about the most. I want her to know “Don’t dream it, be it.”
Have You Visited The Met?
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