“I’m still going to use the machine that was the first one I used to do my work, the typewriter,” she says.
“It was so much easier to do.”
But now she’s doing more and more of her work in digital.
“I think that the digital age is a lot different than when I first used to work,” she explains.
“With the internet, it’s so much more.
There’s so many people out there doing things that are totally different.
You can’t get away from it.”
It’s been a while since she’s had a job like this, but the shift to digital has given her some perspective.
“I think there’s something in my DNA,” she said.
“Being able to work from home, not only is it better for me, but it’s more sustainable.
I’ve gotten more out of my work.”
She’s still getting her foot in the door, however, and is working as a freelance writer for a tech news website.
“The thing about freelancing is you get to be a part of it,” she continues.
“You get to do the things that you want to do.
You get to get your own ideas.
And I think that’s what’s been exciting about it.”
She’ll soon be back in the classroom, working with her daughter to learn to read and write.
“Hopefully she’ll be a lot more comfortable with technology and reading,” she laughs.
“And I’m sure it’ll be fun.”