Sorry to say, I’m not depressed. I might feel like it, but actually, I’m not. I’m at a point of decision, and in my mind, trying out various possibilities. I have applied to about 10 jobs right now. I don’t know if any of them will pan out, but some seem hopeful. A little bit, anyway.
I’m designing a class on the Udemy platform. Udemy is full of amateurs, of course, but people do use the platform to make a name for themselves and in my opinion, this would be a great way to publicize my book. The classes are cheap and some are very good. Some are free. Usually the free classes are teasers in preparation for starting to charge money. This makes more sense than overpricing….as a matter of fact, overpricing anything.
Is it really teaching experience? Not really. It’s not classroom experience. I’ve been looking into ways to gain more classroom experience so at least that can look nice on my resume. I’m even considering a temporary internship-type job, even volunteer. A lot of these internships pay $10 an hour, but they’re only open to students. I cannot even pass as one anymore.
Even doing free classes would make me very very happy! Even if I earned very little. I can afford to slack off some since I have some money saved up. I cannot let the kitty run low, though.
Now what is cool is that no one is teaching the class I am planning. You won’t find it anywhere else.
(Funny, that “life coach” asked me if my book was unique…I refused to tell him what it was about, but I am sure there aren’t any books about getting out of the MH system and also beating kidney disease from lithium…No way was I going to say that….)
Rather than giving specific instructions, I have the class do exercises to discover the best route out. We didn’t all get there the same way, after all.