Alright, so image this: the alarm blares when it’s nonetheless darkish exterior. Half of the world is snuggled below their blankets, in all probability dreaming of one thing candy or weird. And right here I’m, placing on an apron to get to my aspect job at 5 am. and attempting to not journey over my sleepy toes. Yup, welcome to my life, the place working two jobs is what it takes to maintain issues afloat.
Week Mornings – Working Two Jobs
My pre-four-hour job earlier than going to my actual job. I made a decision to choose up some further work on the Starbucks throughout the road nearly a 12 months in the past. I assumed it may be a no brainer job that might get me medical insurance and horse present cash for a median of solely 18 hr per week. Starbucks has incredible advantages, however it comes with a hefty price ticket. Working two jobs has been so much for a 52-year-old, however driving and displaying horses just isn’t for somebody with a median earnings. Have you ever learn my weblog publish on what it prices to go to an A-rated worse present? This offers you a glimpse of what the prices are concerned in going to a horse present. Well-known final phrases. “I don’t wish to be “horse poor”! Haha.
Weekends are… Nonetheless Busy?
I’ve heard tales of individuals lounging on weekends. However me? I’m both working at Starbucks or brushing down Tino, training some much-needed flat work, or, on some adventurous days, attempting to not fall flat in a horse present competitors. Weekends? Extra like “weak knees” from all of the working and driving!
My Planner is My BFF
Between Tino’s appointments (sure, horses have these) and my very own work deadlines, I’d be misplaced with out my trusty planner. It’s bought horse doodles, stickers, and a variety of scribbles. However hey, it really works (more often than not)!
Thank Heavens for Tech
Can we take a second to understand know-how? With out video calls and people nifty calendar apps, I’d in all probability be typing out work emails on Tino’s again… wait, there’s an concept! Tech and I are in a love-hate relationship. It’s nice to have the ability to work from wherever, however it’s additionally an actual drag to work when at a horse present or on trip. Our work has turn into so overstimulated with this type of know-how. We by no means get a break from it. It’s not a wholesome method to reside. Nonetheless, it does enable us to have the ability to work from nearly wherever. Nicely, there’s some dualism for you.
Match as a Fiddle, NOT
I HAVE PACKED ON THE POUNDS since I’ve been working two jobs and one that gives all-you-can-drink drinks with a excessive sugar and cream content material, a.okay.a. “crack in a cup.” I’m not notably pleased with my selections, however finally, I decide what I devour. Navigating poor selections and battling a sugar craving (extra like an habit) is genuinely difficult.
My Cheering Squad
From mother’s “experience secure” to having a number of the finest mates anybody might ask for, reminding me to take a while for myself, and my coworker’s “don’t convey hay into the assembly once more,” I’ve bought an entire gang who will get my dual-life chaos. They’re my unsung heroes.
Saddle Classes for Workplace Life
You’d be amazed at how a lot Tino teaches me about my work. Like, if he’s fidgety, I’ve discovered to be affected person and perceive what’s fallacious. And isn’t that identical to determining a difficult venture at work?
Have a good time, Even If It’s Foolish!
Bought that report executed on time? Yay! Handle to get Tino to leap with out us each trying like clowns? Double yay! Each little achievement deserves a pat on the again, or in Tino’s case, an additional carrot.
So, juggling two jobs and my ardour for driving would possibly sound like I’m in over my head, proper? When you mentioned sure, I agree! However belief me, with a sprinkle of insanity and a touch of ardour; I solely have a brief window of my life left to do that equestrian horse sport. With yearly that passes, it will get extra anxious on my physique. Nonetheless, I preserve plugging away. In spite of everything, if Judy Blume taught us something, it’s that life’s adventures, huge or small, are value each stumble and giggle.