Not a Baker’s Dozen

How appropriate! Today is Labor Day in Europe.

If you are not familiar with the term ‘baker’s dozen’ it means 13 as opposed to 12. If you want to get sidetracked learning more about the term, click here after you finish reading this post.

On Thursday April 24, 2014 I submitted my letter of resignation to the powers that be at Eötvös Loránd University, Department of American Studies. My contract expires on August 31, 2014, but after that time, I will not be returning to the university. I have been teaching at the university for the last 12 years; hence, one year short of a baker’s dozen. No matter how you slice it, I just could not put in another year.

At the moment, I have no concrete plans; however, this does not mean I will be loafing around. I do have some half-baked ideas that need further time to rise before they get popped in the oven. Regardless, we will knead the dough, so until I find other work, we will have to crimp corners. 

I will be looking for new opportunities to toss around. Maybe I will whip something up that will mix well with my old and new ambitions and interests. When things get to a full boil again, I won’t have to worry about things that may grate on my nerves. I want to be able to blend our zest for travel while folding in adventure.

If you have any ideas, batter up, score some points, and dash them off to me. 

What I intend to do:

  • Seek out more freelance writing opportunities
  • Provide freelance editing services
  • Increase my coaching practice
  • Explore online teaching opportunities
  • Study the possibility of a research business
  • Look at housesitting opportunities
  • Investigate home exchanges
  • Basically, anything that can be pursued without having to be tied to one location long-term
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