Since I'm finishing up my degree, I am about to be buried in student loan payments. I have to find a job. Honestly, I'm looking but I have a little time so I'm not in too big of a rush. Ideally, I'd like to find something that starts in August when the kiddos return to school. It would be great if I could spend the summer hanging out with them and avoid having to pay daycare for a few months.
Anyways, I have been watching the classifieds in the local paper, the employment postings for the local school districts and postings on Craigslist. I have discovered that I am grossly unqualified for many of the jobs on Craigslist. You see, I am not a Spanish speaking cleaning lady fresh over the border from Mexico. That disqualifies me from approximately half of the jobs. I am also not a male stripper. So that means I don't qualify for another quarter of the jobs listed. The remaining quarter of the jobs just don't pay enough to meet my needs.
Searching for a job is quite an adventure. I'm sure I will eventually find something. Honestly, I'm not that picky. As long as the job pays enough to cover my student loans and daycare, I'm good with it. There are quite a few companies that give preference to military spouses, so I'm looking into those. I'd love to find a job that actually makes use of my degree. But I went to school for me and for the sense of accomplishment. I also wanted to set that example for my kiddos. So, if I end up working a job that has nothing to do with my degree, that doesn't bother me. For now, I'm looking and kind of enjoying the adventure of it.
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