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Most of us have reached some kind of breaking point during this pandemic. Kelly Clancy’s happened while teaching political science to college students from her basement in Nebraska.
“All of a sudden I felt water dripping down [from the ceiling], and I went upstairs and my daughter had dumped out her water cup and she was like, ‘I made a beach in our living room!’” Clancy said.
Teaching with three kids at home wasn’t working. So, Clancy moved her family to Texas where her parents live and started a business called Epilogue Editing and Consulting.
“I need to do something different because I…