We are all going to die. I like my posts to be positive, but that's a reality. In fact, the reality of my own mortality is staring me straight in the eyes. I recently discovered that at the end of next school year, I will be eligible to retire. I started teaching way back in the Mesozoic era, so that is about right. That fact coupled with a landmark birthday coming up for me very soon has made me look at the future in a new light.
I've thought about what I will do if I retire. The state the present economy is that I can make more retired and working part time than I can teaching full time. Money is absolutely one of the last reasons I became a teacher and Mr. Tejano is blessed with a very good job and won' t be retiring for at least another 15 years, but I still need to take full stock of things.
These are some part time jobs I am considering since I won't be ready just to sit at home:
1. Website design- I create and manage our district's websites, but I would need some more training to be cutting edge.
2. Wal Mart greeter- I am seriously considering this. I LOVE meeting people. I don't know about the shift work, though.
3. Tractor driver- I learned to drive a tractor when I was 9 and I love to plow. Something about the rhythm and symmetry of it appeals to me.
4. Grant proposal development- I HATE writing grants, but it's another job I do for my school district and is something I could possibly use to help non-profits.
5. Library clerk- To me, being in a room filled with books is Shangri-La.
6. Educational Consultant- I could still keep my toes in education, although I would be working with teachers and administrators instead of kids. I have a few standing offers for this.
If you have any ideas for me, please, let me hear! And, if you could pick any part time job, what would you be doing and why?