I think, for the time being, I will offer writing tutoring services at various colleges in the area--make up some flyers, emphasize my looong history of teaching composition. I wonder if I should put some up at the art institute....?
in any case, I bet I can make more money tutoring privately than by taking a job at a particular school's writing center. I wonder how much people charge. craigslist research.
the number of people I owe money to in this life is staggering. there are a few I'm even planning on paying back, but there's a list that I have to work through as I go. my therapist thinks it is possible for me actually to make a comfortable living without having to make the suicidal ideation-provoking move of taking a time-clock job somewhere. this is completely new territory for me, who was taught that I would one day take a job with some entity that would then own 40 or more hours of my life every week. the first few times I tried this--well, ask lisagail what I am like with a fulltime job. I pretty much have to be a free agent, self-employed, contractor type worker or I will turn into a raging maniac in short order.
or a drug addict. I tried being an alcoholic but that no longer appeals. many of my work days in my 20s passed sweetly with the help of speed or cocaine, but I can't do those anymore.
thrown upon my own resources. it's happened before, but not usually in the financial arena. that's always been my weak spot. I guess it's time to find out if I've learned anything in the last twenty years.