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Definition of Crazy? FTer Gives Up Teaching Job For Life As An “Entrepreneurial Journalist” and Adjunct

by Laurie White

Other things you might miss once they’re not there anymore include paid sick leave, paid time off, and a chunk of a bi-weekly paycheck I took for granted for a very long time.

Like many idealistic people who dare to dream of occupational change at mid-life, I let these things go on purpose, because I did not feel that there was an alternative other than staying in my job, where I was increasingly unhappy, to keep them.

Two degrees and 20 years after I left a path of what was then print journalism behind, I came back with new media bells on into the field as an entrepreneurial journalist. This was better known before the fancy-job-name days of the Internet as a freelance writer, editor, and occasional photographer, which is still what I consider myself more than anything else. I just do all of this stuff on the Internet now.)

So I could pursue these activities that were taking up more and more of my time and brain space than teaching, last year I left my job as a full-time college faculty member. I had a plan in place for a solid year of financial survival —

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1 Comment for “Definition of Crazy? FTer Gives Up Teaching Job For Life As An “Entrepreneurial Journalist” and Adjunct”

  1. Very good article. Internet is a really cool oportunity for Freelancers. No more slaves for sick jobs.

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