Day: September 19, 2010

A Quaker Serial Dater?

Starting tomorrow, I will have approximately one hundred children under my care for the duration of the school year.  Although “After I Quit My Day Job” would suggest that I’m able to sustain myself solely though my writing, this is not exactly the case.  I have student loans, and I have to pay my own health insurance and while the cost of living in London far outweighed the cost of living in Philadelphia, the American approach to education and health care far outweighs my income as a freelance writer. The thought of full time employment makes me want to slit my wrists.  Sure, a real job would give me an excuse to wear cute outfits every day, but it would completely cramp my laptop-and-coffee-shop style.  I don’t do nine to five.  I’m too creative.  (This afternoon’s outfit, for example, features items from New York, China and Venice-via-a-flea-market in New Jersey.)  I’m also too European.  (Time for a siesta?  Woohoo!)  Finally I’m too… I’m just too damn busy dating, which brings me back to my original …