Every Monday, Payton's school sends home a newsletter with each child. Since the beginning on the school year, I've been noticing how it's become harder for the principal to get a good copy out in time for the teachers to pass it out and get it home.
A few weeks ago I mentioned to Mrs. Dowker, the principal, that if she ever needed any help with the newsletter, that I would be happy to help. It's what my (useless) degree is in, so I may as well use it right? Well, that suggestion was all it took.
This weekend I worked on the school newsletter for about 4 hours total and this morning another 30 minutes of changes. I showed a few new friends at the school to see what they thought and if there were any changes I should make and I got rave reviews! Everyone really seemed to like it. I sent it off to Mrs. Dowker and left the building.
By the time I got home, she had emailed me and said I had done an "awesome job". And it felt awesome! I loved doing it. It was something that was easy to me and I have a passion for. I'm excited about a lot of things that I'm doing at the school, but I am the most excited about this one. The newsletter is so important at any school. It's how parents who can't be involved can stay involved. I used my writing skills, my layout and editing skills and even some photography!
YEAH!! I'm so happy to be using my degree...even if I'm not getting paid for it. (Sorry, Dad!!)