Thursday, March 29, 2007

My dream "job"

I just found out that an organization called 826 is opening a creative
writing space in my neighborhood. The mission, according to their href="http://www.826national.org/content/46/826-boston">website
is: supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and
expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their
students to write.

Could that be any more in line with what I
want to do with my life? Nope. I immediately downloaded a volunteer
application and filled it out. I'll mail it tonight on my way home from
work. Please, please, please, creative gods, look down on me and let me
be a part of this amazing project! (I'm so excited I'm having trouble
pressing "publish" on this post, as if I might jinx myself somehow.) Best Blogger Tips

6 comments:

Repeater said...

Oh, bug, that is exciting. I'm sure you'll be able to be involved. After all, you said volunteer, right? No way they'll turn you down-- you get paid to teach already. How wonderful to know that's what you want to do with your life.

FatCharlatan said...

Fingers and toes crossed for you (also would make a great IS project)!

Tori said...

That sounds amazing!
Good for you...make sure to keep us updated.
Sending all my mojo vibes your way!

TI said...

Bug, that would be such a perfect job for you .You'd be great at it. I agree with FC: great IS project. I am a strong believer in trying to get IS to be something that we're going to do anyway (when possible).

bostonerin said...

826 was founded by Dave Eggers. It's been very successful in other parts of the country, and there's even an 826 Pirate Supply Store in San Francisco! I love what this group stands for and what they do.

You would be a great addition to the program, Bug!

Tori said...

Have you heard anything from them yet?

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