Tuesday, September 25, 2018


My side gig now has a side gig. And I thought I'd tell you about it!

I think most of you probably know I am a full-time teacher and a part-time blogger. I've been teaching for twenty-two years and blogging for almost four. The blog was going to be for fun, and I thought it would keep me sane while becoming an empty nester. And thankfully, that's exactly what it's done--and more! It's filled some of my quiet days and nights, brought me joy, and even better, introduced me to new friends from all over the country.

But it does take a good bit of time, and I sometimes neglect things in my house and things in the kitchen, like cooking. :-) I began feeling a little guilty, so I started praying about it. Should I cut back on posting? Should I stop blogging all together? Should I be using resources for other things?

Then I went to the grocery store...

While in line, I bumped into a friend I had not seen in years, maybe twenty. Her name is Laurie. We chit-chatted for a few minutes, and she brought up the blog. She said she enjoyed it and was really complimentary. Of course I was thrilled. But y'all, she's the editor of our community newspaper, Druid City Living, and would you believe she asked me if I would consider putting some of my projects in the paper??

I. Almost. Fainted.

And then I said, "Oh, no. I'm just doing this for fun. No way, but thanks!"

Later that night, we became Facebook friends. She brought it up again and even suggested my blue, spray painted mirror project might be a good place to start.

Long story short (I guess it's too late for that. Ha!), I've now written four articles for them, and my fifth one will be published in October. I've decided my chance encounter with Laurie wasn't by chance at all, and I'm going to keep sharing ideas and projects with you guys until, well, until I get other directions.

I thought I'd show you the articles. They are basically blog post that have been reworked, or two or three that have been merged for newspaper presentation. You may recognize a few of them. Here they are in the digital version.

Hope your first week of fall is going well and is cool!
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  1. Oh my goodness Kathryn, this is wonderful!! Congratulations! I hope you won't stop blogging though, I would miss you!

    1. Thank you so much!! I'm still kind of in shock that it happened. It's been a fun opportunity. No chance I stop blogging. I'll be around! Thanks for being one of those "new friends" I mentioned in the article. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Carla! It has been so fun. I'm thankful for the opportunity. And thank you for always being so kind and supportive.


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