For the past several weeks I have been thinking about getting a job for the summer. I could teach summer school, but I really don't want to. I think a break from the kids/teaching/and the commute makes me a much better teacher. Plus, after I have been away for a few months, I really start itching to teach again, which is great for my students and me. So I had a delima, what was I going to do for 2 whole months? I know myself, and a week of no plans or no schedule is my limit. After a week I get bored and grumpy.
So I found a job. I live in a tourist town and there are a ton of hotels, parks, and fast food restaurants for tourist. I found a job at a small bed and breakfast as a housekeeper.
I know to some people that does not sound very good, but to me it sounds great because of the schedule. My schedule will be from 9-3, which gives me time to sleep in and work out in the morning, work midday, and then be home early in the afternoon to hang out with P.
For me, it is an ideal schedule.
Plus, the money that I make will go to fund our emergency fund--thanks Dave Ramsey. Part of me wishes we could take the money and go on vacation, but P and I decided that we need to get our emergency fund fully funded. Plus, we have had 2 vacations in the last year. We went to Colorado for a week this summer, and then we went to South Carolina over Christmas for a wedding/mini vacation.
I know that when people hear what I am doing they kind of laugh, or think it is beneath them, but I always try to remember a saying I heard once, "Our grandparents did not call flipping burgers beneath them, they called it opportunity." And this is a great opportunity for us to help build our e-fund.
I keep telling myself, life like no one else, so that one day I can live like no one else.