I’ve been here before.
I first investigated issues about freelancing and the future of work in 2015. At the time I was working with a business mentor and, while I learned an awful lot from this relationship, something about the project didn’t feel right — the idea of connecting with the masses and industries I did not understand seemed unwieldy. It was very different from the domain where I usually roamed, and it didn’t have anything to do with the kind of education that interested me. I eventually walked away from the idea.
Then the idea returned.
Conversations with people and observations within the field of informal education started me thinking once again about the future of work. Only this time, the future of work in environmental education; this is how I came to be where I am today.
Now well into this project about freelance educators working in natural resource fields, I can say the hunch that started it all has established some footing. It appears I am not spinning my wheels after all.