There’s no template for being you.
Spare Change is a place for people choosing their own definitions of freedom and talking frankly about how they afford it.
We were meant to evolve, but we don’t always know how.
After exploring a few career options and spending a few years in the classroom, I never really felt like I’d found the right gig.
So, I focused on making a living as a writer.
I learned how to identify my unique skills and desires, then match them with something the world needs. I started a freelance writing side hustle that doubled my income and made it possible to work on projects I actually care about. I learned how to align my money with my values.
And it changed everything.
Sound like you? Then you’re in the right place.
Maybe you’re still on your way “there,” and your definition of “there” is dynamic. If so, this is perfect. In fact, I believe that being dynamic is your birthright.
And you don’t have to have it all figured out.
You only have to begin.
May you evolve from broke (and probably confused), to brazen.
Thanks for reading,
The published articles that helped me break into freelance writing:
Once a teacher, always a teacher…
Learn about the free civil rights curriculum guide I wrote for teachers and parents grade 6-12, in partnership with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center.
Here are 21 Free Resources for Teaching Social Justice in the Classroom. We Are Teachers. March 2019.
"People Don’t Hire Teachers” & Other Myths You Might Encounter When Switching Careers. We Are Teachers. May 2019.