Hi, Tracey Hausel, here. I taught elementary and special education kids for four years before I completely burned out. To the point where I wanted to quit in the middle of the year and my husband promised me that if I made it to the end of the year, I would never have to teach again.
I had been a self-employed for the last 17 years first tutoring and then as an educational consultant and school psychologist. I loved the freedom this provides for me. When two of my nephews and nieces were younger, I was able to help babysit them so that they didn’t have to go into daycare. Then, for a thankfully very short period of time, I helped home school my nephew. (God Bless those who homeschooled!)
After the 2008 economic crash, my referrals declined and I looked for other ways to earn income that did not exchange hours for dollars. I found the home business industry and now enjoy helping entrepreneurs learn marketing and putting it in place for their business.