The past week has spun by in a blur. Monday started and I was feeling a little bit stressed because I still had no leads on a summer job, and this was the last day of school. I was trying to think of some way to stretch my money to make it through the whole summer. Well, Tuesday afternoon I received a call from an employment agency asking if I’d like to take a position with a call center up in Longwood. I was hesitant… but then I realized that I’d be able to save about 2500 bucks just by working the summer. I had to take it!
Sooo commenced the week from hell. Tuesday through Friday, I worked at school from 7:30-3:30… came home, changed, and started work again at 6pm until 10. Tuesday and Wednesday were the WORST because the kids still had school. So I taught all day, and stumbled (literally I was ready to fall over from exhaustion) into my second job until 10pm. On Wednesday, I had a small nervous breakdown in my car and almost turned around… but then I reminded myself why I was doing this. Thursday and Friday went well though… I got used to my schedule and my new job is really easy. Today, I worked from 12:30-5:30pm… rounding out the week with 21 hours of work. That makes a 61 hour work week. Insane huh?
Everytime I kept doubting myself, I just had to remind myself that if I do this I’ll be able to not work during he first semester of law school. In the long run, it’s the right decision!
In other news… I’m no longer a teacher. It’s bittersweet really. I know I’m doing the right thing… but I’m also leaving behind something that I really worked hard for in the past 3 years. I was a little surprised at the lack of emotion I felt on the last day of school. I expected to be sad, but it really didn’t hit me like I thought it would. I felt a little emotional on Friday, when I turned in my keys. Then we had our end-of-the-year luncheon and it really hit me that I might not see some of my coworkers again. I started to think about not seeing Marina and Heather regularly and that really got to me. I was emotionally exhausted. Actually, this whole school year has me emotionally drained. The next month is going to be a “detox” period for me. I hope to get back to a good sleep schedule, start exercising again, and eating healthier. It’s time to get my life in order!