"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."
Tiller getting ready for a ride in the jeep with the doors and top off!
Turn down for what?
I’m working on a new project at the moment due to launch in July and we’re looking for some writers in the areas of health/wellness/fitness - think the type of shit people who shop at Whole Foods would be interested in reading/knowing about. Informative but with an accessible editorial voice.
If this sounds like you and you want to get some more publishing credits under your belt (and some goodies for your time) send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you more details. If you can give me a bit of info on your writing background/links to any clips/ideas of topics you’re interested in, that’d be great. The commitment is pretty minimal at this point and I’m really excited about this project.