This month, the third and fourth week of my return to Vancouver, has been going well. I continue to meet with good news. As I said earlier, I found a room in a pleasant house for a good price right in Vancouver and I started a part-time teaching job last week. That was a good start to February.
Both the landlord and boss are nice, kind and flexible people who are respectful and considerate. The employer adjusted to a criticism from a student and her family. We discussed the lesson plans together and came up with a new program of lessons for this student this past week. The student was content with this change.
Following those successes, I got a phone call one evening from the BC Elections hiring staff. They said they are considering me for a job as Office Manager, although the formalities of processing my employment won't begin until April.
In addition, I just learned that the Canadian Authors' Association has approved my status as a professional writer! I guess I just squeaked through, considering my very low earnings from writing. It is because they count paid editing and paid teaching of writing as qualifying experiences. Smashwords did notify me of one more book sale that took place around the end of 2016. Whoopee! REgardless, the CAA listing allows me to list my skills and offer my services as a writer.
Maybe the exposure from CAA membership has been the boost to views of my website lately. This month, the total number of views of this website surpassed 150,000! Let's keep in mind that over 148,000 views occurred after I started this blog around the start of 2014. Yeah, blogging helps stir up attention and employment-related and writing activity.
It's going well. Next week, I'll be free from the constraints of dog care once I move into the new house. The night after the move, I will go to a performance of Cirque du Soleil, which I am really looking forward to as it will be my first time seeing this circus and especially because it is a new show featuring horses. It will be a way to celebrate the completion of the month of intense dog care and the successes of my transition so far.