As Donielle DeToy was approaching her 50th birthday, something unexpected happened.
She lost her job.
And while she thought she'd quickly find another one, it didn't quite happen that way, she said.
Instead of despairing in her misfortune after a 15-year career in politics, she looked at her newly found unemployment as an opportunity to try something new.
"Politics is not an easy genre now," she said. "I was getting a little tired of everything concerning it."
Coming from a family of teachers, she started substitute teaching in Baltimore County. When she would return home, she'd be greeted by continuing education catalogs from the...