I have been looking into a part time job for myself recently for two reasons. One. We need the extra money. Two. I need adult interaction/time away from the house and goob!
Honestly, some days I wish I could go back and redo things.
I graduated college in 2009 with a dual degree in elementary education/american studies. I had a 3.7 GPA. I worked my butt off in college and I was proud of my accomplishments. I student taught kindergarten, a bilingual classroom, in a poor district. I loved every single second of it. Oh, I think about those days, as tough as they were, and I can't help but smile. I got GREAT recommendation letters from my cooperating teacher, supervisor, and college professor.
However, the economy sucked. I could not find a job. I had one interview (which I bombed). So, I started subbing. I hated it. I hated not knowing what I was going to find each day. I did that for a few months then I found out I was pregnant. Awesome.
I had such horrible morning sickness that I missed so many days of subbing. The mornings were horrible for me. Once, April hit, I quit subbing and just worked at my lovely job of scooping waterice and making beautiful ice cream cones! (I can twirl with the best of them!)
Then I had Mady. Matt went on deployment. I never started my career. It makes me sad some days.
Because teaching is something that I love/loved to do and actually had confidence in.
Some days I just want to go back and do it full time. Other days not so much.
Then tutoring came into play and I loved it. I tutored a boy who was 13 in math, reading, writing, etc. Honestly, it got me out of the house for 2 hours twice a week and brought in a little something extra. It made me smile.
Then we moved to Virginia and I had to give that up. We don't have any help down here (I only have said that a billion times but it makes everything more difficult!) and Matt schedule of a 1 pm to 9 pm shift is kind of hard to work with.
I want to start tutoring again. I think it will be good for me both mentally and financially.
Only if we could find some way to make it work....
Any ideas? I am totally open to suggestions! I am at a lost.