Thursday, October 16, 2014

Unemployed = Weird

You know what's weird?

Teaching for four years and then just not.

I decided not to work full-time when we moved from Colorado to Ohio... mostly because we're only here for 18 months (one full school year) and the fact that it takes forever to get licensed in a new state.

I'm not complaining... I love having my days to organize, try new recipes, and take care of things around the house.

And I'm REALLY enjoying focusing more of my energy into my Etsy shop.

But I do miss those snarky 14 year olds, pep assemblies, lunch-time conversations with colleagues, hot Cheetos from teenagers, teaching grammar (yes, I'm a nerd), and even grading writing.

I applied to substitute teach here in Dayton, and I was officially 'hired' for that on Tuesday. I haven't taken any jobs yet, and I'm not sure how often I will (assuming there are jobs available in the first place). Subbing just isn't the same.

  • Do you work?
  • Have you ever been out of work due to a PCS?


  1. Oh gosh, I know how that feels! I've had a job since I was 16 (now 21) and it feels so weird being unemployed. Being in school full time, being a wife, and the military just weren't mixing well! I DID go crazy looking for a job when we first PCS'd, but I decided to just take some time to relax and enjoy life for a bit. I am almost done with my degree, so I'm focus on finishing strong before I hit the work force for many years to come (or starting a family in the near future! whichever comes first.)

  2. I stay at home, mainly because of my husband's crazy schedule. If I worked, we'd never see each other. It's just not worth it to us.

  3. When I married my husband and finally knew that I would have to leave my job in NYC, I brainstormed ideas on how I could continue a career for myself. So, I decided to put together a workload myself and freelance full-time from home. I absolutely love it!