I've been wondering what to write about the topic of Work. Many people have had a wide variety of interesting jobs, but I only had one - teaching. Okay, it was in three different High Schools over a period of 25 years, and I did teach a variety of subjects. Although my main subject was History, I also got roped in to teaching other things from time to time, ranging from Geography (which I hated at school!) to French for just one term (with the worst French accent ever!).
Then I got to thinking about other 'work' I've done, and in particular my voluntary work.
Then for about 12 years I directed musical shows (2 shows each year) with the Junior Section of our local Musical Theatre Group, and frequently was involved with making costumes, scenery and props, as well as actually directing the action on the stage. The few weeks leading up to 'Show Week' often involved the hardest work I've ever done! But so rewarding to see those teenagers wow their audiences with their acting, singing and dancing and to watch them gain in confidence (and talent) each year.
However, just as my teaching and voluntary work were satisfying and rewarding, so is my writing, especially when a reader tells me how much she's enjoyed my book!