…the personal side
Working as a contract-based consultant has really opened up opportunities to develop other skills and interests. Historically a language geek, I spend a lot of time surrounded by books, but that doesn’t completely fill my days. Other activities include gardening, house maintenance projects, camping, hiking, and cooking.
I’ve been involved in community organization, too – busy with planning meetings, outreach, event promotion, even a couple media interviews. I’ve volunteered time by editing vector maps, walking streets and greeting people, and posting fliers. That quickly grew into presenting to the regional business association, drafting language of support adopted by the Kingfield Neighborhood association, writing letters and communicating with local council members and park commissioners, working with park planning staff, and collaborating on formal project proposals and presentation materials. I also played an active role in informing our social media followers on our progress, organizing and broadening our support, and encouraging action among our base.