I heard a quote not long ago but can't remember where it came from.
"9/10 of knowing God's will is overcome when we accept what we know (knew all along?) is God's will."
All the doors I knocked on, i.e. the colleges and high schools I applied to, have closed. The school year has begun and I am still at home. So this week I must accept that fact and order my life accordingly.
Transitioning away from teaching has proven more difficult than I imagined. Maybe I never gave it much thought, I was too busy. But I have felt for some time that I should fall back on writing, ever since I took a course in Freelance Writing from Doc Hensley (Taylor Fort Wayne).
Now, here I am and I don't know what to do exactly. I have heard many times that a writer (especially a beginning writer!) should not quit his/her day job! But I have no income-generating employment.
So, should I become a translator? I signed up on a translators website and have available projects coming to my inbox daily. If I pay the $129 for full membership I can bid on them and probably end up with more than I can handle.
Or should I become a substitute teacher and contact all the Spanish teachers so they know they can count on fluency and experience and list me as their top choice?
How often will I need to make the trip to Warsaw to help Mother prepare for a move to Grace Village in a not-yet-determined future?
And how involved would/could/should I be with the grandchildren? Kristie is going to go to school full-time, she received two generous grants and cannot pass up the opportunity. Might I be able to help care for Elijah?
Last but not least, and above all: support my husband, lighten his load in creative ways.
Involvement with grandkids
Transition parents to retirement community
Or ALL OF THE ABOVE!
If there are any readers out there, I welcome your responses.