A New Job and Vacation Prep

River in Cambridge

Have you ever looked forward to something for so long that when the time finally arrives, you almost can’t believe it?

That’s how we feel right now.  With the kids off of school next week, we’re heading out on a much anticipated vacation.

On Friday morning, we’ll arrive in Milan for a Mediterranean cruise that’ll introduce us to parts of Italy, France, and Spain.  The itinerary is truly amazing.  If you follow us on Twitter, be on the lookout for pictures over the next couple weeks.

Despite my best intentions, my posting schedule continues to be erratic as I seem to miss a post every other week.  Every day I’m surprised at how busy I am not working, in the traditional sense.

Speaking of jobs, I’ve actually been going through the hiring process for a part-time job recently.  It’s something I’ve thought about doing for many years, but the timing and situation never seemed right.  Now, they’ve both fallen into place and I figured “what the hell, let’s go for it.”

I’ll be an adjunct faculty for one of the universities on base geared toward military members and their dependents.  I’ve been initially cleared to teach introductory business courses and may get approved for some others down the road.  I’m looking to teach maybe one class per term, beginning either this summer or fall.

Aside from teaching and brushing up on the subject matter, this will give me a good chance to sharpen my public speaking skills.  It’s been nearly eight months since I’ve spoken with adults on a regular basis.  Not that I’ve become a stammering buffoon or anything.

Regardless, I think this will be an interesting experience and something I’ve wanted to try for quite a while.  It may even become another way to bring in a little extra cash over the long term.

Well, that’s all for now.  Gotta get everything situated before our trip.

12 thoughts on “A New Job and Vacation Prep

  1. mrsssc says:

    That will be a sweet part-time job. Its kind of what I switched to last year, and I love it! Its fun to interact with people and there is some feel-goods you get from helping them learn, and you still have time to hang with the kids. My only issue with teaching is that I love it so much it ends up consuming way more time – kind of like its become my job and my hobby!

    Your vacation sounds wonderful!

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  2. Maggie says:

    Wish you guys were coming to FinCon so I could meet you in person and not hate you so much reading how you’re literally living all of my dreams. I’ve totally always wanted to do an adjunct gig for a bit. And my post today is all about why I want to move to the U.K. 🙂 Have a fabulous trip!

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    • Ditching the Grind says:

      Thanks! Us, too.

      I read your post last night and wanted to respond, but had too many thoughts going on. In short, we’re always on the lookout for the right place to live long term as well and I don’t think we’ve found it yet. While living in the UK has been an amazing experience for us, I wouldn’t want it to be a forever thing. You brought up some good points and we’re definitely not experts on the UK by any means.

      I’m hoping all our travels (both US and abroad) will help us narrow down what we like and where we want to end up.

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  3. Graham @ Reverse The Crush says:

    Looking forward to seeing photos and hearing about your trip! It sounds like it will be an amazing experience. I definitely know what it’s like to anticipate something. Also, my posting schedule continues to be erratic too. It can be challenging to force out blog posts. Thanks for sharing the update.

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