Regularly visiting and updating my professional website always reinvigorates me--my personal as well as profession perspectives on things. First, reviewing the work I've done over the last few years motivates me to keep moving forward and gives me a strong foundation upon which to build. Growth comes with consistent effort and experience. Second, seeing my best professional work in one collective site keeps my professional mission and goals in the forefront of whatever I do, guiding my decisions and actions yet to come.
If you do not have a professional online presence already established, I emphatically recommend starting now with building that presence. Doing so is a personal and professional benefit both to yourself and to those you have yet to encounter. Proclaim to others who you are and where you are heading in your future, then keep revisiting your site to remind yourself of this same thing.
-K - 12 Visual Arts Educator