Two days after my last post I got a new job, thanks to word of mouth passed on to me by my friend Charlotte (of the comments)–a job that changed everything. I’m teaching a class at the nearby community college, which is both a dream and a nightmare. It’s a job–yey!–and I tried to get this job a few years ago but there were no openings; now there is a boom in enrollment and a need for new instructors. The nightmare is the time of the class, which is in the afternoon twice a week. It has created a huge stress on our family as we try to figure out how to get my son to and from preschool and find a sitter for my daughter. Also, the ratio of work hours to cash is not as good as my freelance editorial work. Which I still have to do since I am under contract, so I have almost invisible amounts of free time. Eeep!
I am going to miss those theoretical but lovely sounding cafe hangouts this autumn.
I am also missing my kids whom I am constantly leaving with other people so I can work. 🙁
No progress on the knitting front has been made except that I am knitting again after getting little done in August. (My arm/shoulder/neck has greatly improved under treatment, whew.) My main project is a secret, so sorry in advance for the boringness.
Someone asked me the other day about holiday knitting and I could have laughed except that I probably would have also started crying. If only I had the time to “suffer” a holiday knitting jag. I had not even given it a thought yet, much less had a chance to reject the notion or at least dream up thirty ideas and make an impossible plan that sent me swimming through my stash and pattern books. So. Much. Fun.
I am also a little sad for my busyness this autumn because I have many design ideas that I cannot explore right now since I still need time to do things like shower, sleep, and buy groceries.
The struggles of success. One step, one day at a time.