I'm very excited as I got a part time job at our local public library. By part time, I mean part time. I will be working as a fill in when people are on vacation or sick or where there are gaps in scheduling. It is a foot in the door type of job and I am hoping that it will lead to 15 hours a week which would be perfect for me.
So, why did I apply for a part time job? Because it is the library!!!! I am going to absolutely love working there. There are very few opportunities to work at our public library because everyone that works there has been there for a long time. No one wants to move on because they like it there. My other reasons were to build savings and lastly I feel that I need to do something to take me out of the house - something to call my own. After my bout with volunteering, I decided that I would prefer to work part time and get paid than volunteer at another organization.
The library is 4 blocks from my home and it is across the street from where my husband works. I can walk there year round. Also I will still help my friend in her Merle Norman store when she needs the help. Her store is two blocks north of the library. I love living in a small town and being able to walk to the places I need to go.
All of my earnings will go into savings to build an emergency fund. By working part time I will still be able to live frugally and still be able to do everything I need to do around the house. I am not going to get rich working at the library, but I will be bringing in extra money to go into savings. Best of all I will not sacrifice the time that I value being home.
I wasn't really looking for a job but when I saw the opening at the library, I knew I just had to apply. I'm really excited and am grateful that this has dropped into my lap. I know that I am very fortunate.