Work has been very challenging lately, and not entirely profitable. In this economy, it's to be expected, and fortunately, I didn't fall into the credit card trap that many of my aquaintances did... so I'm all right... But I'm also cutting out most non-essential stuff.
Which makes a lot of things really boring.
True, I have projects... I've been saving used windows for a while now, often gettting them from the side of the road on trash day when people are remodeling, and by this time next year, I expect to have repurposed them into a working greenhouse. Knock on wood.
But, here's what I want to know about... One of the local high schools is offering some adult education courses. I think I'm particularly interested in one of the creative writing courses. It would be an online course. I used to work at a magazine, and I was published once a month there for about 2 years, but that was about 15 years ago. Besides, when it comes right down to it, I never fealt really confident as a writer. And looking over some of my past blog entries, (yes, this is an informal blog and nobody out there is expecting great literature,) they're really just not up to snuff...
The courses aren't expensive, under a $100 bucks, but then I come up against my inate distaste for spending money on myself when I should be spending it more responsibly. It just feels selfish.
But I'm thinking maybe that this course might jump-start me again, maybe get me out of a bit of a rut.
So, I'm probably just thinking out loud, via a keyboard, and I've about convinced myself to go ahead and do it, but does anybody think that this is a complete waste of money or maybe a good idea?
Join Me. - A week later, I still have the image of 11 women sitting in a room together writing and sharing their truth as they knew it to be at that particular mo...
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