Thursday, February 24, 2005

options

today i received my first bonus for the ungodly amount of work i have been doing since early december. it is substantial and i worked my butt off for it.

originally, i had planned to pay off my remaining student loans, get a new tattoo, and put aside some change for the move to grad school.

but now that the check is in hand, i have other ideas.

i could buy a pottery wheel and move to north carolina. i found three jobs advertised in today's local small town paper working with adolescents doing supervision, health counseling, and interventions. all full time, with benefits. and i exceed the requirements. plus, you can rent a 1 to 3 bdr house for $250-500 dollars in this town.

what started out as a whim suddenly seems exceptionally feasible. scary and thrilling.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful, Jane!

Small, conservative communities are hostile territory for sex-positive folk. If you're working with teens in the public sector in the South, you may have to be strictly closeted. If you're not, you'll always be looking over your shoulder for an accusation of recruiting.

Also, you'd have to shut down the blog and be really sure you don't get outed as a sex worker.

Finally, you might have trouble finding a fulfilling personal life there. Less dense population means fewer kinksters to choose from, and less anonymity -- if you're seen around with the local s/mer, it takes all the guesswork out of it for the town busybodies.

Thomas

2/24/2005 9:13 AM  
Blogger Garrison Steelle said...

Rather depends on WHICH town you're looking at. There are a large number of models working the adult market out of Wilmington, so one can't say the whole state is too conservative. It definitely would be a SEVERE change of pace for you, though.

2/24/2005 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have I ever mentioned that I have a huge crush on you? :)

Ember

2/24/2005 3:05 PM  

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