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July 22nd, 2013 09:54 PM #16Junior Member
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Finish your studies. For sure.
July 22nd, 2013 10:04 PM #18
I know how hard a decision like this can be...I'm also finishing up the last six months of my degree and I had to really sit down with my husband and decide if my working right now really made sense. This last semester I am taking 19 units which is more than a full load and I also need to complete my 25 page thesis and make sure everything is set for graduation. This job offer seems really spectacular but it also comes with a lot of downsides. I don't think it is lazy to work as a relief teacher, go to school, be a wife, and take steps on your way to becoming a mother. You certainly have a full plate! I've done long commutes before and it is definitely something that can really wear on you especially if you will be staying away from the comfort and support of your home and husband. I think that while you are capable of doing this it may not be the best plan of action. You also have to factor in the quality of life and added stress and anxiety this position and commute may bring with it and realize that it may not be worth it right now. If you finish up school you will have your degree in hand which will help you for the rest of your life not just for the period of your life you are in right now. It can be really hard to take time off school especially when you are also trying to have a baby...I'm sure you would love to be done before any bundles of joy come around (I know that is my goal at least). I think option two may be best for your mental wellbeing and your long term goals as there are always new opportunities that present themselves. I know I decided to take some time off work to really focus on my schooling and my marriage and ttc. While I know we could use the extra money of me working we are just fine and me being home more pays off in different ways. I wish you luck and can't wait to hear what you and your husband decide, I know either option will be wonderful and fulfilling for you in various ways!23 year old name lover with a passion for art history married for three years to my much better half
talking with said partner about trying to conceive our first late this year
July 23rd, 2013 12:05 AM #20Senior Member
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I guess I'll be the voice of dissent. I think now, without a kid, is a good time to be making more money and putting it away for the future. It's only six months. It will help your job prospects in the future- this job was offered without you holding a degree, so I'm not sure that delaying the studies for six months is a huge setback. Once you have a kid I think studying will be easier than working a full time job, and studying (only if you aren't done by the time you have a kid) plus relief teaching a few days sounds like a nice setup.
Just my two cents
July 23rd, 2013 12:20 AM #22Senior Member
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- New York
Option 2! I think you know secretly what you want but worrying of the what ifs. Option 2 seems perfect especially since you are TTC. Less stress keeps everything smooth saling and a stress free enviorment. Plus in the end after studies I am sure you can make more money. Putting aside studies and then possibly getting pregnant next month then you may feel trapped. So my vote is for option 2! Good luck with the discussion with hubby! Keep us posted!!TTC Journey Will Begin In
July 23rd, 2013 12:29 AM #24
If you can hack it with less money for the next year, I would finish my studies. 3 hours of commute is ca-razy. I'm working as a librarian and studying for my MLIS (technically it's a para-professional position, but I'm doing all the work of a librarian). I think I landed this job in large part because I volunteered for about 6 months. When the woman who had my job before me retired, the director asked me to apply.
If you can handle making less for the next 6 months, I would finish my studies, work part time and volunteer a few hours a week at the library where you want to work. If you talk to the director or librarian, you can explain that you're studying to be a librarian and tell them what your interests are. I'm willing to bet they will find things for you to do that will help you gain some of the experience that you want/need. At least, if you came into my library looking for experience, I would try to give you some jobs that are in your interest area- librarians are great that way. Another option is doing a directed fieldwork or internship at your library.
Also- I don't know what kinds of professional organizations are available to you in Australia- but I've found several formal and informal organizations to be really helpful for making contacts, etc. I've also attended a couple of local-ish conferences that have been great. My point is that it's possible to keep your oar in, even if you aren't employed by a library currently.
Good luck! And if you want to talk libraries, I'm always game. I love, love, love this profession!Trying, trying, trying
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