(Yes, I'm one of "those" people who hate to be left out of anything!)
Wow! I can't believe it's that time already! Time to link up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story with your Friday's Fave 5 for this week.
A newly discovered blog: The Daily Dribbles. Here's a down-to-earth girl who doesn't seem to take herself too seriously!
4. MS' high school soccer team playing in the District Championship. They lost a hard fought game 2-1, but will probably get another chance at this team next Thursday. Maybe third time will be a charm.
5. My ticker saying next week is the last week of school! Man, this year has flown by, but I say: "Adios"!
Since the theme of this week ties in to #2, I decided to give it a whirl! (So many memes, so little time!) Linda at Mocha With Linda is the host.
Here's the prompt:
How old were you when you got your first (paying) job? Did you work during the school year? What stipulations, if any, did your parents put on spending, saving, etc.? What types of jobs did you have before you were, oh, 21 or 22? Did you go to college or a technical/trade school? If so, did you work while you were pursuing your post-high school education? What were your favorite -- and least favorite, if you wish to share! -- jobs? What did you learn from those early jobs?
I had a couple of babysitting jobs, but I don't remember if that was before or during my summer jobs at the pool as a basket attendant. (See #2: That's the pool I worked at.) My parents didn't allow us to work during the year: going to school and getting good grades were our jobs. Anyway, I worked at the pool the summers between my sophomore/junior year and junior/senior year. Before my junior year, I worked to buy my first pair of contacts. (They were so much more expensive back then than they are now!) You know the ones: They felt like you were putting a little piece of glass in your eye! I kept that same pair for years.
After I went to college, I didn't have a job until my senior year: I was an R.A. for the dorm that year. That was pretty much my employment history until I got married. The pool job was fun: I got to hang out with friends and it wasn't too taxing on my energy! Plus, I got into the pool for free. Being an R.A. was pretty cool, too. Didn't have to do a whole lot, just be on duty in case something happened, make sure the doors were locked at a certain time, and make sure no one was sneaking their boyfriends in their rooms after visiting hours. I really didn't care for the babysitting stuff, to be perfectly honest! What did I learn from any of those jobs? I guess it would be to be responsible, show up on time, and do what you say you're going to do.
Head over to Mocha with Linda and link up!
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Head over to Lynn's at Midday Escapades if you just want to link your post up and visit some new people!