Monday, August 3, 2009

My First Love

Okay, confession time. I'm cheating on my first love: writing. Now, I'm designing and creating all sorts of gift products: stationery, clipboards, scrapbooks, and domino/scrabble tile/bottlecap jewelry. What happened? Here's the story...

In college, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life - teach. After seven years teaching, I realized I wanted more creativity; teaching wasn't allowing me to express my creative side. So, I quit a $45,000/year job for the freelance life. I became a magazine editor and writer - my dream job! Only, that lasted about a year and wanting to start a family got in the way. Oops.

So, what's a girl to do? I sold all my teaching stuff - made good money off it too - so I couldn't go back. Then, it hit me. I was always making stuff for family and friends, why not make a business of it? Hmm...

Now, a year later, I've got a successful small-business, and I'm cheating on my first love. While I still hang out with my first love - editing books and business documents and writing poetry - I find it so exhilirating to be able to do even more of what I love.

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  1. I did switch to UVerse! Ugh. I will be so annoyed if that is the culprit!!

    You sound a lot like me . . . writing is my first love too! :)

  2. Good to know there are people out there like me! I have yet to call AT&T to discuss this problem, and I'm also upset b/c now my fax machine doesn't work. Darn UVerse! :)


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