Thinking about a potential business
I am brainstorming.
--I have taught in the arena of public education. Survived and finished with that. Elementary/Middle School--Language Arts--Literature, Remedial Reading, Spelling and Writing; and the Social Sciences and anything and everything that needed to be taught to whomever needed to learn in the style that met individual needs.
--Not for the faint of heart, I can assure you.
--Also, paralegal, retail, and temp work of assorted kinds. Catering was interesting--hospitality is my thing as well as 'The Arts/not the finest of arts --but music and art always make 'the medicine go down' a bit easier.
--I tell stories--that is the easiest and most enjoyable thing I do. Utilizing creative, dramatic abilities and my love of literature and history--particularly the history of the change of Atlanta, GA, for the better, jmo.
I have lived here over half a century and have confirmed that many do not know what Atlanta actually has to offer.
So why not tell people? Margaret Mitchell told her story and I read that story and now I have a story of my own to tell. Starting in the early 50's and thankfully continuing---lol --how long I will hold out is a good question.
That is what I think I need to do. Tell stories about Atlanta. NE Atlanta and surrounding areas. I have lived East, West, North and know something of the Southside. Just never really traveled as much as I would like--not a frequent flyer --but I have learned a good bit in the city data ATL forum. I am always open to learning something.
I have attended a few meetings over the years of 'SOS'--Southern Order of the Storytellers. That would be a good place to start. I couldn't do this professionally. I am not that great of an actress.
I work with adults--volunteer work--as an ESOL teacher. English Speakers of Other Languages. They want to learn--so different from many of my students. Lost cause in many cases, I conclude. What the future may bring for those who make such choices will not be pleasant, I fear.
First, write the stories. Then think of how I could make presentations. Then market myself.
Sounds pretty intimidating---but I will think some more.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.??'addymiller,inc.'---i made up that name--i am good at making up all kinds of things. lol
Should have gone to the 2nd City and then SNL