Monday, October 18, 2010

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” - Chinese Proverb

Sorry for not posting anything in awhile!
School has gotten so busy and I have barely had time to breathe. 
I started my job last week. I work as a housekeeper and I clean floors/desks/chalkboards etc.  It is my hope that I can stay at the 9 hours a week I promised my boss, along with classes, homework and 5+ hours of tutoring I have to do. I believe I make 7.25 an hour so I will make about $65. Since I am an education major, I need money for projects and lessons so I plan on taking $15 out for expenses and putting the remaining $50 in Italy savings.
 There was a comment that I should make a lottery wreath; that's a great idea, thanks!  I am working on writing up a letter that I will send to family, friends and local businesses offering my labor for any odd jobs that they need done. I am thinking: bake sale, pet sitting, babysitting, housecleaning, present wrapping, shoveling sidewalks, tutoring, chauffeur (especially for those who are younger and can't drive but wish to go to a movie, etc). Any other ideas are welcome!
I will try to keep updating as much as possible. I am still not used to having a blog...this is my first one.
My professors and clubs hit me with a lot of extra work for the next two weeks so I will be busy but I will try to get on and check comments as much as possible.
Also, I really want to thank everyone who is following my journey and helping me out with ideas and donations. It means a lot to me that so many people, both people I know and some I never met, have taken an interest in my dream.
Oh, and please don't forget to use my link to click through for all your amazon needs!
Well, I am off to read Shakespeare until I fall asleep.  Goodnight all!


  1. Shakespeare? What are you reading? I am taking that this year too at my school. We are currently reading Tempest.

  2. Hi Julia! We are reading As You Like It. It is my favorite. I was actually in the play last fall here at school;; it was a lot of fun acting in a shakespeare play. We have also read Comedy of Errors, Henry IV Part 1, Twelfth Night and Richard II. I believe we are reading Tempest later in the semester. How do you like it?

  3. I like it more than I thought I would. I am looking forward to the Taming of the Shrew. We have As you like on our 'to do' list as well. I am really enjoying this clss more than I thought.
    I don't care for the 'historical' plays. Comedies are my favorite but the tradgedies are good too.

  4. I read Taming of the Shrew in High School, I liked it. I really hope you like As You Like is so funny once you get into it.
    I agree with you, his histories are not as engaging. Oh course, I would rather watch a comdey than a history in movie form as well.
    Let me know what you think of As You Like It and what other plays you read and I will update you on mine!

  5. Have you looked into a steady job over winter break? I know they are hard to find for only a month but maybe a store might hire short term for the Christmas rush.

  6. do you get paid to tutor or is it part of class? If not you should do that over break.

  7. Well, I signed up to be a substitute at my school back home. I am hopeing to get called in for that. They said they are often short on subs and need help. Last winter I had a job in an office but they aren't hiring this year. I expect to be substituting and doing odd jobs for local businesses, family and friends.
    I do not get paid to tutor; it is a part of my education class.

  8. Looking forward to your next post. Are we going to see a picture of the quilt?


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