Wednesday, April 15, 2009


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.


Simplelivin' said...

I think it would be fun to do something different. Expecially after have a long 9 months of teaching, you deserve to have an 'easy' job of housekeeping. Plus, it will help you appreciate what you do. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Anonymous said...

keep saying that too. I know I am. Although lately, I have been feeling like we are living like everyone else. Must get back on the program. (which we are)

TeacHer said...

I always dream of a summer job that has nothing to do with teenagers...but I'm teaching summer school again! The pay just can't be beat, and it's only 5 weeks, so I still have about 3 weeks of vacation. I applaud your choice, and wish I could find something similar!

twincapes said...

Every little bit helps, nice to have something you can "leave at the office" as it were, and not have to worry about till you get back in next day.