I was inspired to write another article for Medium, this one about Why I’ll Always Be a City Person. It was a response to another writer who wrote about all the things she loved about living rurally.
My point essentially is that the political parties—especially the Democrats—ignore the rural voters altogether, which is how we ended up with Trump. And I’m afraid that if they don’t adjust their approach, we’re going to get stuck with him again.
I decided not to pursue that opportunity from the recruiter. He changed his story today and it’s actually for a hotel, for one thing. But I honestly don’t think I can handle 6 am wake ups and long commutes again. Nothing has changed since the last time I tried.
But I did put together a portfolio website that I don’t feel ashamed of, so I think I’m going to start doing what I always thought was impossible: pitching markets.
I also had the interview for Newsweek today and apparently made it to the second round. That would be $2000 a month for very part-time work. I think that might be a good place to start, assuming I get it.
I know that I may be on the verge of losing my disability but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Disability is helpful but I would still rather not be dependent on it (and Medicare is even worse than most of the health plans we’ve had through J’s work, which is really saying something.)
I feel reinvigorated to try again. There are a whole bunch of really good jobs that are 100% remote, so I don’t see the need to settle for office jobs and long commutes. Plus I’ve never been good at understanding office politics.
I’m kinda curious to see where this will lead, now that I’m going to put more effort into it.