I recommend taking workshops—workshops taught by the right people at the right time. In my case, I take painting workshops. In the second week in May I took a workshop from John Salminen and his wife, Kathy. It was nothing short of a fabulous experience. Five years ago, while still living in Columbus, Ohio, I signed up to take a workshop with John Salminen but because of various circumstances, had to bow out. I was very disappointed. Finally, this month, Mr. Salminen came to Salt Lake City. With five years of experience behind me, I feel I was better prepared to have a successful experience. On the other hand, I can’t help think how much farther along I might be in my art pursuits had I taken the workshop five years ago. My husband takes workshops that help him in his field of marketing and social media. He, too, knows that the right workshop and the right time can enliven the imagination, give needed updated skills and create enthusiasm for the job.