The best kind of classifieds
Claire! I love how each of these classifieds is like an unexploded bomb! Just waiting to explode with success....with a little help from a witch!
I just want to say that as a high-achieving high schooler who ended up at community college due to family illness: I am SO pro-CC. My community college experience was absolutely fantastic and some of the courses I took there remain among the stand-outs in my mind, over my academic career. Not to mention the real-life, real-world diversity of my classmates.
I have two kids now and although they are only 4 and 7, I already talk to them about community colleges. I have structured my whole approach to the discussion of higher education to a) avoid the assumption of college, and b) assume that if college is the right route for them, community college is a natural starting point. I really, really appreciate the work to destigmatize community colleges - when I was 19 I felt the sting of that stigma every time I ran into an old classmate or teacher and had to "confess" what I was up to, when they inevitably asked, and it sucked a lot, and now that I have the benefit of wisdom and age it makes me outright angry.
I may make a TikTok account just to follow the Elgin CC account, honestly.
Wowowow that quilt show!! 😍😮🤩
Oh The Talented Miss Farwell was a fantastic read! Devoured it in record time. Is one of a handful of books I’ve read that I can actually recall the title of (just me?!) and is my go-to recommendation.
I just love this. Thank you for doing it!
I've got something to share - thank you for the witchy invite. I've been married for 25 years - 10 of them really in the storm of it. But the last 10 have been an epic adventure. I didn't think it was possible but I'm on the other side and want to share what we figured out by having fun with other couples in a workshop that isn't so much couples therapy as it is a playground and a laboratory called Relationship Tripping. If you're in a committed relationship and you want to take it to the next level, and this calls to you, please be in touch.
Really wish I could attend that quilt show. Grateful you included the photo because it is many states away from me but I'm glad to have a peek.
Yes to all of these!!
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Thank you so much for doing these classifieds, Claire -- it makes a huge difference to me (and I love discovering other witches whose work/offerings I can enjoy and support)!