I am a woman who wears many hats and always have been. Last year when I graduated with my masters degree in education and I quickly found that I was not going to gain employment teaching middle or high school history in my area; jobs are far and few between, and moving is off the table as we love living in Montana and the lifestyle we are afforded to by living in the rockies.
So I took to other forms of income. I work as a substitute teacher as often as I am able (usually 3 to 4 days a week), I worked at a brewery for a few months, finding that the schedule did not fit my life needs. I painted for the university during the summer which as amazing, but only summer employment, and I began teaching english virtually to Chinese students, but that is only about an hour a week. I was even able to get a temporary job working for the forest service taking vehicles and medical equipment up to wildfire base camps, but that was only 2 months, some of these over lapped and it was exhausting! So when the fall came around this year I found myself substitute teaching again and feeling pretty unfulfilled in my work. Being a blog reader and lover of writing/social media, I thought maybe I should try blogging; it will fill my time, be fun, rewarding, and challenging. Plus, I have the most supportive husband I could have asked for, thus when I began talking about starting a lifestyle blog he encouraged it! So now here I am, creating Just a Side Note, because frankly it is one of many things I do to add value to my life. I hope you enjoy my content and please feel free to comment and contact me with questions regarding it! Look forward to gaining readers!