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.

But how?

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,

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The published articles that helped me break into freelance writing:

Megan is a creative writer, journalist, and editor who writes about money and education for    Business Insider   ,    We Are Teachers   , and others. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in    Palette Poetry   , sPARKLE & bLINK, and    The New Limestone Review   . Her work was a finalist in the 2018 Public Poetry Contest, judged by Sasha West, Cyrus Cassells, Raina León and the late Tony Hoagland.

Megan is a creative writer, journalist, and editor who writes about money and education for Business Insider, We Are Teachers, and others. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Palette Poetry, sPARKLE & bLINK, and The New Limestone Review. Her work was a finalist in the 2018 Public Poetry Contest, judged by Sasha West, Cyrus Cassells, Raina León and the late Tony Hoagland.


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.

Photo credit: MVMC

Photo credit: MVMC