Nice one! OK I have been thinking (am going for an interview with an agency re temp work) about what I've enjoyed about the temp teaching work I have done in the past. I loved the flexibility of it. I loved when I'd get a call on the day to say there was a job for me that day. I loved the variety of it - many different places to work it was exciting to me rather than being at the same place with the same people so I enjoyed this part of it very much. Almost every job - and there were none that I hated or were dreadful at all - had lovely kids and was a really nice job and most of the kids were really happy. I worked with some lovely staff too. One of my fave jobs was with a person whose last name was rainbow which I thought was cool. Things went well for me there. She was the manager and she was SO easy to get along with. Another one was in a beautiful area of England that I loved going to and from, nice area and place to work. I got to choose, work 5 days a week for a bit more money or 4 days a week with one day a week off so I chose the later. The staff were really nice there too and mostly the kids and in these jobs the resources (toys etc) were new enough to me that getting them prepared was quite interesting! And at that job I mentioned, the kids seemed excited and calm to play with whatever toys I chose and it was fun to watch them. I had no paperwork to do and I always had help with supervision as I was the temp. I was never the last one to leave, someone else would be responsible for staying with the kids after I went as that was THEIR job, not mine and THEY knew the parents. I liked that. I even enjoyed working in the different areas, it made for a lot of variety with getting to work too.
(This time around, potentially, it COULD be an even BETTER experience, EVEN better cos these were really great, as I have things to do when I have gaps in the temp work, I have more money too so will feel less stressful, I know more about LOA much more, I know about Abe & their processes, I have a business to build and things to do whenever I don't have the work. And I'm excited about having some temp work and the money I will earn from it.)
This is so touchy. Do you have a photo to share?
Thanks for your story.
I am reminiscing about the amount of energy I used to have (and will again). I love to do physical work of all kinds. Since my 'real job' is as a computer programmer, I usually sit at a desk all day, and the work is mostly internal.
I would look forward to days I could spend in old work clothes, tackling one job after another. My husband and I would work together. In fact, this is how we bonded in the beginning of our relationship. I have an old house that has 3 apartments in it. One always needs some work. My daughter introduced me to Chip so he could install new door locks in one apartment. We've been together ever since.
Our biggest job was building our current home. From start to move-in date, it took 4 months of work. But such long and productive days those were. At the end of each day, there was huge accomplishment. The house still isn't 'finished'. We moved in as soon as we could get an occupancy permit from the town building inspector. After we did move in there was more opportunity to do more things that needed doing. We were regulars at the home improvement store.
I just find the physical act of working with my hands very fulfilling. I love to see the results. It makes me feel proud and happy. To me, that's CREATION!
Presently some health issues have slowed me down temporarily. Some of my visualizations to regain my strength and stamina revolve around those days of pounding nails and applying finish to woodwork. I love to bask in the feeling of producing all those results. Here's a picture of some of our house now:
The website no longer exists, but here is the picture of our house.
That's a beautiful story, thank you for sharing Neil as it made me smile :-)
And you are right, always believe because dreams really do come true :-) One of my favourite sayings is "Anything is possible, so long as you believe it is." I have found that to be so true over the years and your story is a perfect example of that, thank you :-)
This is wonderful, Neil! Love the moment of success.
What ever makes one feel like they want to feel.