I remember my husband proudly noting how I have reinvented myself a few times...I remember looking at him quizzically when he said this. Then it dawned on me that my career has had several iterations during my life. I started as a secretary, became an advertising account executive then ended up as a marketing and media manager at IBM. All that was BC -"Before Children".
I then took on the job title of mother...which at times was complimented with other titles. I sold clothes for Doncaster, toys for Discovery Toys, and kitchen products for Pampered Chef. Necessity for a job during a bout of unemployment for my husband landed me the title of preschool teacher and stationery store sales person.
Then I took on the role of substitute teacher which I have continued for 6 years and am currently doing in our new town.
Here's where the knitting comes in...all these previous paying jobs did not involve a passion for me. They were what I did for money and to help keep us afloat when necessary. However, I now have a new title, a new job, that involves something for which I have a passion. Yes, I am now a knitting instructor.
My first class at Iron Horse in Natick is at the end of the month! I am so excited! I love how the owner of Iron Horse used some of my titles in the description: We welcome Estella Haines, wife, mother, local designer, knitter, and now instructor to Iron Horse.
I have one more title to add to my list - I'll fill you in on that next time.