She works hard for the money
21.03.2013 - 02.06.2013 16 °C
Today is a rare day: I have the day off (of both jobs), and Luke is away at a tournament, so I have no plans for my afternoon and only a couple of overdue skype calls later tonight. Free time - time to finally go back on here and update this after...wow, 3 months! Time seems to be flying.
I have been balancing working a couple of mornings each week at school and some additional subbing hours with working nights full time at the bar. Sometimes I have a couple of tutoring sessions thrown in as well - keeping even my days off busy. Of course, I compensate by staying out with colleagues after work for drinks...and before you know it, it's 6 am. This morning was one of those nights (days?). The number of times I arrive home when it's light out, along with coffee consumption, has gone up dramatically. (so has my alcohol tolerance...)
Luke has also been working - he's met some people in Antibes who need boat work done, so he bought himself a polisher and some tools and has been taking the train to Antibes for his freelance work. Some days we don't see each other except for the hour or 2 that we happen to be in bed at the same time. There have been some long days - working during the day, and then night, and sometimes it's almost a full 24 hours away from home. Makes this day off very much appreciated!
Despite being busy, (or, more aptly, because of it), life is grand.
I just learned Friday that I do in fact have a job for next year if I want it - full time with a great salary, teaching middle school English lit. So our year in France is lengthening to 2 years - and after a visit home in August, we will likely move to Antibes, as both of our jobs are there. We'll also be buying a car, because one of the schools where I'll be working is fairly out of the way. This is making next year look quite exciting! I will have weekends off, which will be nice because going away for weekends right now is almost out of the question because of work in a bar. We will have money, and every 6 weeks or so, I will have 2 weeks' paid holidays. So with a car and paid holidays, we can do some more of the travelling that we had in mind when we came here in the first place.
Speaking of travelling, in 2 weeks Luke and I are flying to Barcelona for Sonar - a giant music festival - to celebrate our 30th birthdays. Still don't have lots of money, but at least we're working now, and we only turn 30 once. Time to live it up! I hear nothing but incredible things about Barcelona so I can't wait to explore the city!