In the last two weeks there have been so many changes to my life. I started a job as an English teacher at an under privileged school only to find out that teaching was definitely not for me. I was then plagued by a guilty conscience for quiting the job although I knew that it was the right thing to do for me. I was worried that I had disappointed so many people and so the weeks that followed were filled with self doubt as I over thought my choices and my future.
One thing that became clear was that I would not be happy in a job that did not allow me to exercise my love for writing. And so I set out to find a job that would cater for that and stumbled across a few Content Management internship and am proud to say I have found one that will help me grow within Social Media and Content Management.
Everyday I get to exercise my creativity. I am constantly writing, whether it is blog posts or social media updates, and I am loving it and I am learning so much.
On top of that my bosses are two local authors and motivational speakers. Their knowledge of Social Media and publishing can only help me with my career.

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As for my ROW80 goals, I’ve been reading Apocalyse Now Now by Charlie Human. I am absolutely loving this Urban Fantasy based in Cape Town. It is possibly one the best novels I have read so far, but I’m not going to get into why just yet, saving it for the novel review.

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In terms of my personal writing projects, I may have started another one… This one is in the form of a novella and I am super excited about how it will turn out. I’m trying something new by writing the first draft in pen before typing it out. I’m throughly enjoying the actual process of writing in a notebook. I find that it is easier to write because there are barely any distractions. I don’t feel the need to go back and edit and revise as I write because I know I’ll have to do it when I type it out on Google Docs. Also, the feeling of writing on paper is exilarating. The words are literally flowing from the pen. I initially began writing in a notebook because staring at a computer all day at work made me dread having to do the same when I got home. Turning to pen and paper seemed like the most logical answer to that problem.

Anyway, I have a piece of Flash Fiction I want to post tomorrow called Once Upon a Shattered Moon and a couple of posts planned for later this week. I also hope to edit Passi Di Danza this week and will post it this coming weekend.

– Dee

So many changes, so little time.

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  • August 24, 2015 at 6:15 am
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    I wrote you a nice long comment, and WordPress seems to have eaten it.

    DIstilled, it said that I think it was courageous NOT to teach if it wasn’t for you. Teaching ought to be done from a place of passion; too many people who shouldn’t teach do. The greater gift was to step away.

    Hooray on finding something so perfect for you – in work, and in your new drafting method. May you overflow with ideas and may the words keep right on flowing from your pen! =D

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    • August 24, 2015 at 7:06 am
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      Thank you. I believe if I had continued teaching I would have been unhappy. I also felt so guilty while I was teaching, those kids deserved a teacher who was passionate about teaching, and I knew I was not. It is so true that there are so many teachers out there who are not passionate about their craft, but rather they are teaching as a means to an end. And that is sad… I’m not saying that I will never teach again. I do wish to lecture at some point in my life, but not any time soon. Regarding the new drafting method, I think I’ve stumbled on a new addiction, I find myself daydreaming about buying cool new notebooks, journals and pens, which could get expensive if I manage to get to a TYPO.

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      • August 24, 2015 at 9:44 pm
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        I think the difference between lecturing and teaching is a huge one. If I go to a lecture, I’m expecting to be given the lecturer’s perspective, and not to be giving much of my own input.

        A teacher, on the other hand, ought to inspire by mutual cooperation, to bring forth what is best in the learner, to take from the students as much as is being given to them, to understand the differences between the individual and the way they learn….

        Very different goals and skill sets. I’m glad you realized it before it became an unbearable burden.

        My children have never attended school. While I, too, feel I’m not meant to be a teacher, I do excel at supporting an facilitating their independent learning, and offering them new ideas and perspectives to consider…

        I love having my favorite pens, notebooks and journals. I do try to exercise restraint, but it isn’t always easy! =)

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  • August 26, 2015 at 2:49 am
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    Just think of it as a course correction! 🙂

    I used to spend one morning a week and then later as many mornings as I could, get writing in a journal, either writing haiku or just writing for writing sake. I miss it and think I should return to it.

    Have an amazing week and write lots of good things!!

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