Guest blogger Sarah Jane Semrad is Executive Director of La Reunion TX.
First up – I am thankful for the artists in Dallas. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to serve the creative community for the last 5 years. Oh, you’re a cumbersome, emotional bunch at times, but I love you all the same. I truly believe when creativity is harnessed and focused, we can make great changes in the world. Artists are at the heart of creativity – because they have the gall to know and honor something we all have somewhere in us by virtue of being human.
On a more personal note – I’m thankful for my family and my husband, Paul, who support me on this crazy endeavor known as La Reunion TX. I’m thankful for a supportive board of directors, without whom this would not be possible. I’m thankful for friends, supporters and colleagues who, despite my sometimes crazy hair and tattoos, still believe in the project. I’m thankful Art Conspiracy has truly grown legs and will rock Dallas on Dec. 6.
Finally – I’m thankful for strangers on the bus. That one homeless guy whom always smiles at me on my way home. The new friends I met while in Kazakhstan a couple of months ago. I’m thankful for you. And me. And the sky totally being the limit.