I got to attend to the annual Deaf Women of Ohio's Tea Party. Volunteered with decorating and photographing the party. It was a lot of work running around photographing everything the chairperson requested me to take but I was glad to be of some help.
Other than that, not much news really - as I have not been able to get any local ASL students to tutor as many schools and organizations provides free tutoring or other ASL tutors have steady customers attend to them. As a new face here in this fairly new city, I have a ways to go in getting new local students. I even applied for some ASL teaching jobs but was turned down, for unknown reasons.
So when Convo Relay Inc will lay me off in the end of June - I will have to sadly find another part-time steady income job and it will affect my day schedule with my long distance ASL students who wishes to meet with me during mornings or early afternoons. But since ASL tutoring has never been a steady source of stable income, it's a passion of mine and always will be -- but I need a stable source of income that keeps a roof over my head and food on the table and pays for expensive thyroid medicine that the insurance does not cover, etc.
Today, I will now share you a fun free online service that allows deaf and hard of hearing people test their hearing range by themselves. It's fascinating. I discovered I lost some more hearing (which doesn't bother me at all. The more the merrier I become as I find certain environmental noises irritating anyway!)
Anyway, from now (March 21, 2017) to June 30th, 2017 --- my schedule can fit in about at least 5 more ASL students per week. If there is any Columbus, OH folks that needs a private ASL tutoring via in person or web-cam - feel free to make an appointment with me. I miss tutoring people in person!