Monday, September 21, 2015

Love Hate Relationship?

Eh, I think both words are too strong for how I feel about substitute teaching. It's more like any other job people have--a necessity for paying bills.

There are lucky people who really enjoy what they do, but lots of people just go to work because they have to. I think I'm somewhere in the middle.

What I don't like:
  • Being somewhere different every day
  • Getting the phone call at 6:45 AM (this is right after I get all my kids out the door for school)
  • Not having time to exercise or really plan healthy eating
  • Coming home with a headache so all I want to do is hide in my room
  • Too tired to write, blog, market or anything else
  • I'm not finishing projects in my house--like unpacking!
What I do like:
  • Once the bills are caught up I can say no
  • I can work every day if I want
  • The kids aren't that bad. I actually like some of them. ;)
  • Getting dressed and going out in public everyday is good for me
  • I did block off days for a Writer's Conference and a Writing Retreat in October without guilt
All in all, it's probably good that I'm subbing. It's a help while we carry two mortgages and two sets of utilities. However, I really hope my house sells before my editor is finished with our first round of edits. 

I feel like I've been absent from the blogosphere forever! What's going on in your lives?