I have so much to be thankful for, but today I'd like to thank Lori, one of my critique partners, for sparking an idea that has turned into a job. (You've seen the stack of books on my nightstand. I need another job to support my habit!)
When she mentioned last spring that her boys were part of a Writing Club that creates the school newspaper, I got really excited. You see, as much as I enjoy writing, my graphic design work is what helps pay the bills. But a school newspaper combines so many of the things that I love: writing, design and working with kids.
I put together a proposal for the school where my kids attend and I substitute teach. The principal thought it was a great idea and starting next month, I'll be leading a Writing Club for 3rd through 6th grade. I've been making my lesson plans, figuring out what topics we need to cover and looking for fun ways to get kids excited about writing. Best of all, they're actually paying me to do this! Woo-hoo!!
That's what I'm thankful for today. What about you? Got any good news to share?