Amy Watson Smith
wife, mother, daughter, sister, believer, writer, teacher, leader, creator, dreamer, explorer, learner, observer, optimist . . .
I am a reluctant blogger. I have been encouraged by friends and colleagues for years to enter this world but the idea of my words being accessible to whomever in a matter of seconds terrified me. There was something more protective about writing an article and then having it published weeks or months later. Even more protective was writing exhibition labels when I worked in museums because you didn’t attach your name to them!
The first post to my blog confirmed my feelings of accessibility. I remember hitting the publish button and looking back at the message seconds later saying it had gone out to all of my Facebook friends. Good grief! What was I getting myself into? Two minutes later I had a comment from one of my oldest and dearest friends that was encouraging and very sweet. She was my first follower!
I am still quite new to the blogging scene, but it has been a very positive experience for me. I am meeting other bloggers around the world who share some of the same passions. The comments from followers and bloggers alike confirm that my experiences and reflections are shared by others. I am also learning new things about myself which surprises me at this point in my life.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and for reading my blog. I look forward to getting to know you too.
Amy Watson Smith has experience working with a variety of non-profit organizations for more than twenty years. She served as an associate curator at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC and as acting director of the New England Museum Association in Boston, MA. After moving to Charleston in 1995, she served as the director of the Lowcountry Arts and Cultural Council, curator of education at the Gibbes Museum of Art, director of development with Communities in Schools and director of ministries to children and families at St. Michael’s Church.She has written numerous articles, contributed to exhibition catalogues, developed educational materials, written, designed and published newsletters and publicity materials and written numerous successfully funded grants.Amy has volunteered with several different organizations serving as a board member, tutor, grants reviewer, teacher, lecturer and writer. She received bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree in Museum Studies/American Studies from George Washington University. Amy lives in Mt. Pleasant SC with her husband and teenage daughter.