Growing up, my dad used to come in to my room every morning before he left for work, told me he loved me, and reminded me that, “Today is the first day of the rest of my life.” It took me years to catch on, but one day it was like the light bulb finally went off…duh, Courtney!
Well, today is not only the first day of the rest of my life…today is another first.
So I briefly mentioned on Friday evening that I had some exciting new news.
I know. I can be such a tease, can’t I?
Well, as it turns out, I’ve got some more changes heading my way…
As easy as the substitute teaching was for work, it unfortunately, is just not all that reliable. If you’ve ever been a substitute teacher, then you know that some weeks you might get called in everyday and other weeks you might not get called in at all.
So in the midst of trying to figure out what I should do next, I ended up being presented with an opportunity for a new part-time job! I’ll be working about 30ish hours a week and I’m going to be working with a really great group of girls, many of whom I already know. Luckily, the job should also allow me some time to get my studying done as well, so really, it should be a win-win situation!
My next step from here is working on figuring out a weekly schedule that will balance everything…work, studying, blogging (I’m not going anywhere!), exercise, freelance writing, house work, social life, and of course, family life. I certainly can’t forget about these two!
I know I will make it work…heck, I used to teach full time while doing this! It will just take some trial and error. For right now, I don’t plan on getting into too many specifics of where I’m working, but my hours will be slightly different from what I’ve been used to- working days on Tuesday-Friday, with a couple of long days and a couple of short days. My long days are what will take the most planning on all ends (working shifts of 10am – 8 or 9pm) but I’m sure I’ll figure out a plan within a couple of weeks.
Sooooo, that being said…please forgive me if I end up being super spacy or spazzy in any of my posts in the next few weeks.
Okay, well, I guess I’m always a little bit of a spaz, so you know what I mean.
That being said, I am really excited about this latest change. Even though I’m going to be a busy bee, I think it’s going to be for the better, especially since I tend to be more productive when I’m busy anyways.
Alrighty my friends, it’s about time for me to finish up a few things and hit the road for day numero uno at the new job. Wish me luck!
Question for the Morning:
What are some of your best tips and/or pieces of advice for balancing it all?