Friday, March 5, 2010

Dum dum dum...

3 weeks in a row I've worked only 12 hours per week.....
I'm starting to go insane. You would think with all of the free time that I have that I would try to be productive. I've alway wanted to learn Spanish so this would be the perfect time to work on my vocabulary and listening comprehension, right? Have I done
Hey, this could also be a good time to work on my artistic side and do some drawings or write a story or something....have I done this? NO!
Or I could be making phone calls to schedule appointments, you know, important stuff that I should be doing but am not.
How is it possible that the more free time I have, the less motivated I am to do anything??!!
I could also be looking into masters programs as I've always wanted to do a masters. But I've kinda dropped that idea unfortunately because I would have no money to live on unless I worked at the same time which is apparently very rare in France and I don't feel the need to accumulate a huge debt to add on to my already $17,000 from college in the states.

I'm officially in the middle of my blah period. It always occurs between January - April. Not to say that I'm super productive the rest of the year but my attitude is definitely different.
But ok, I have good news. They are giving me 8 new hours next week in a company located in the Haut-doubs, a mountainous area about an hour away from Besançon. This will work out fine, as long as it doesn't snow because apparently it can be pretty dangerous traveling to this area. Great. So spring is just around the corner right? Apparently not because I saw on the weather
forecast today that it's going to snow this weekend and possibly next week :( WWHHYYY?

I guess it will be an...adventure? But hours are starting to come in slowly. (and when I say slowly I mean slowly!) Ok sorry just have to rant a little. It's very frustrating when you don't have work to do and especially when everyone else around you is very busy!


Andromeda said...

I can say from experience that working while studying here can be possible, IF you have some good savings and a very sweet partner who can put in more than half for some things . . . I am in a bit of financial pickle at the moment, mostly because Ben was a student too this year, but things should be okay once he starts his internship next month. Things were fine for the first six or seven months, because I had saved so much while working, it's just now the part-time stuff isn't quite enough. Also, my US student loans are in forbearance, which I hate, but I should be able to pay the interest at least, and this time next year things should be a little more stable.

Basically, if you have a serious discussion about your finances as a couple, there is no reason you can't study. My university had a bunch of on-campus jobs listed (computer lab monitor, library helper, etc), and I have one, so at least the commute isn't hard and I can study at the same time. Hopefully this encourages you and doesn't scare you off even more, lol. If it's something you want to do, do it now, because the longer you put it off, the harder it will be!

Katie said...

As of now, I have no savings but we are financially stable. However, I don't know in what city we'll be living in when the fall comes around so I can't apply to any programs.

You are absolutely right though. The longer I put it off, the harder it will be. Life starts getting in the way. I've already noticed that!

So glad you were able to do yours now!