Regarding career and income, was hoping things would develop a little fuller and faster, but not so lucky. May 20 and I am doing part-time work with nothing happening with the small business.
Glitch in the small business works: after weeks of looking at and disseminating my flyer, I eventually noticed that the email address is given where the webite URL should be. Geez! Could not even get upset about that. No point. I just hedge my bets on others not noticing or, if they do, use good reason and figure the following. Everything is accurate except that one thing. The printing process did not allow for even a quick check of the master copy. Finally, I am one person; this error just goes to show you how important having another eye, and one trained and skillful.
Meanwhile, let's look at the positive side to the employment situation. The subbing has been constant, so that I have had at least two weekly shifts in addition to my one regular afternoon of teaching. Second pay-day is today. Recognizing I'll have to rely on teaching more, I just applied for other ESL teaching jobs and got two immediate responses requesting interviews. However, they are for part-time work, one being work on-call and the other online tutoring. As for the Georgia Straight paper route, I am into my second month and the first pay-day is next week. I enjoy all this work, actually.
Socially, it has been lovely to catch up with people, especially the comrades in activism. That includes the Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, and ILPS organizations. I am leery of sinking back into the habit of over-extending myself in such activities and side-lining my paid work. I am endeavouring to keep the paid work the top priority and minimizing the personal expenses of cultural and activist involvements. There is a conference in Ontario I'd like to attend, but I am having second thoughts, considering the status of my monthly income.
Really need to increase the monthly employment/ income in order to be able to satisfy requisites of a future lease or mortgage. I fear I am getting stuck in this housing arrangement, which stifles my creativity and self-expression, for one thing, and is just not practical for writing and working at home, for another.
Yeah, not much writing getting done. Don't have the head space or physical space for it, and am busy trying to resolve income situation. Keeping up my writing is another reason not to do too much activism, unless the activism can involve writing. I felt gratified when I was assigned to write a program for a recent event hosted by our choir earlier this month. Got some recognition of my skill and business in that field.