Except . . . now it is. I don't want to share too much for several reasons including privacy, professionalism, and my dignity. Suffice it to say that I've left my wonderful and amazing elementary school job for the remainder of the school year due to health stuff. No, it's not my eating disorder making a comeback. It's something new and not-fun, and I need some time to work on managing it before I venture back out into the professional world, much less a child-centered career. Maybe I'll feel more comfortable in the future and share further . . . but for now, that's all. I do, however, want give a shout-out to my school's principal for helping me find another option besides outright quitting. Let me tell you, I am blessed by that learning community.
But I haven't given up on life or work! While I'm in this semi-self-imposed convalescence, I'll be working on my writing. Freelance, creative, blogging -- I've got time and the interest, so I'm going for it. I've always wanted to write for a living, anyway. Now I have the chance to see what it's actually like and if I can hack it, or if I even like it.. Despite feeling bummed at leaving my education career, I will not let this opportunity pass me by.
It's been about a week since I started my professional leave. During that time in addition to being a stay-at-home dog mama, I've added a few more articles and product reviews to my Examiner page on local healthy food options:
I also started a HubPages account. I enjoy this writing community because it allows participants to freely write and submit on topics that they find most compelling. Here are my submissions so far:
- Let Them Eat Hummus: 5 healthy recipes (most of these may be familiar, especially for long-time readers)
- In honor of Final Fantasy XIII's release on Tuesday, I reviewed some of my own favorite computer and video games: Choice Games From a Final Fantasy Fan
Reactions? Thoughts? Tips on freelance writing? Suggestions on topics you'd like to see me cover both here on Kitchen Courage as well as on my new writing hot spots? I welcome it all! And don't forget you can still ask anything anonymously. My new office, complete with anti-house-soiling chihuahua measures, is just a click away.