Thursday, October 4, 2012

would you keep working if you won the lottery?

Not sure why, but I often ponder my answer to this question.  I also ponder other people's answer to this question or at least what I think they would answer. Is that weird?  For instance, Jonathan would answer "no" I'm sure because he always says he'd love to be a SAHD. I've been there and done that and I'm not sure it's for me.

I mentioned earlier that I started a new job this school year.  My previous position was eliminated and I was added to a "surplus list" for my county meaning that they would move me to an open position at another school before they'd talk to new applicants.  It's not the best place to be in because the school doesn't really get a choice regarding hiring you and you don't really get a choice of schools, it's just whatever is available at that time.

Fortunately for me, it worked out that I got a position at a pretty good school not far from my old school (a 17 minute drive from my house) and not on the other side of the county (which could have been a 40 minute drive).  I like that it's a position where I get to teach middle and high school again, something I haven't done since before Julianna was born.  I even teach a couple of my previous students.

So here we are going into the fifth sixth week of school and I finally feel pretty settled at my new school.  I've definitely worked my tail off getting adjusted and getting into the new routine. The good thing is that after the semester is over my classes here repeat themselves so despite the large amount of upfront work, it's going to get easier.

Before the school year started I was kinda frustrated with the whole situation and I began questioning whether I should even be teaching at all.  Taking the GRE and wondering about starting Master's course work... I don't know... I'm not good at making decisions.  For now I think I'm just content being where I am trying to keep my head above water in a new job. But it does have me wondering if I would keep working if I won the lottery.

What do you think? Would you keep working if you won the lottery?

1 comment:

merritt said...

I would definitely stay at home. Shoot, I stay at home and I haven't won the lottery. :) Brett would keep working. It'd drive him crazy to be at home...especially if the boys were still at home all day.

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