The thing is there are like three things that I will be doing in the next year, and only one is completely ironed out. Okay, so the deal is I have a job. No, it is not the job that I want to be doing for the rest of my life, but I’m somehow okay with this. This is a job that I will most likely being doing for about a year or so, and then I will move on to what I actually want to be doing.
I’ve said before (or maybe I haven’t) that I want to go back to school, and I want to finish up my education degree. I am really close to having my teacher’s certificate, I lack a few classes and one semester of student teaching (there are ways around the student teaching, but I think that it would be beneficial). Right now, I want to take a semester off. I feel like I graduated, and that should mean that I deserve a few months without homework. I’m looking at starting classes in January. This means that I could potentially be teaching in a year. This is exiting to me. This is what I want. I want to teach English at a high school. This will allow me to continue writing and pursing my long term goal of publishing a book in the next few years. This is good you see.
Okay, so in the mean time what am I doing. Well, I have found a couple of local newspapers that I can do a bit of free lance type of work for. I am excited about this, but at the same time this will not yield me a great deal of money, so this is where the other job comes into play. I am going to be a nanny for a family. I have gone through an agency, so that way I have some rights and protection and so do they. They are currently setting up a list of potential families for me to meet with. This works out really well for me. It is only during the day and only during the week. So I have my weekends, and I can take classes at night which is perfect, because all of the education course are in the evenings. Besides, I’ve always loved doing the preschool/babysitting thing. I work well with children. It is one of my strong suits, and so I think that it could be a lot of fun. It will allow me time to study, write, color, and play. See these are all great things.
I know it seems a little strange. I mean I graduated from college, and here I am going to go be a nanny, but right now it is something that will allow me to make really, really good money while I take classes, so that I can then go and do what I actually want to be doing. This is what makes the most sense. Besides, I tried looking for jobs at publishing houses and newspapers and let me tell you there is just no one willing to hire someone straight out of college. They will except the freelance work though, so this will also allow me to build up my credentials/resume/portfolio – just in case I do decide to go for a job at a paper or publishing house. See it will all work out. That or I’m completely crazy and about to start a job that will only prove to further confirm that. We’ll see. Either way, it will be fun.