Aieee! Whee! Squeee! *jumps up and down in excitement*
I got work! Tralalalalaa!
Not a summerjob, but a teacher's job for next year!!! Yay!! I'm SOOOO excited! (Do you think I've used enough exclamation points to prove that yet?)
I'm going to be teaching Finnish (and hopefully history, too) in Nousiainen. Finnish in the senior high and history in the junior high. This is just perfect for me and my plans. I'm only going to have four (or max. 5) courses of Finnish and if I can get those history courses, I think I could take about 2 or 3 of them for the whole year. All in all it means that I'll have somewhere around 5-15 hours of teaching per week during the first semester. It's just so perfect I could cry. Or laugh out loud like a maniac. I can't quite make up my mind.
It's enough work to pay the rent and the bills (and hopefully put something aside for a new car or a trip to Malta or London or something) and yet there isn't too much of work for me to effectively study / finish up my thesis at the same time.
I can't believe I'm going to be a real teacher and not just a substitute anymore! It's going to be so much fun! YAY! (Now I only need a summerjob to keep me fed till mid-August...)
I'm so glad, now that I got these news, that I've decided to quit the dance teaching stuff for a while. It'll give me more of the ever so precious "free" time during the week, whether it'll be for marking exams and essays or planning lessons. Great timing.
My dance students were very nice to me this week, as the last dance classes were on Wednesday and Thursday. I got a beautiful plant&flower arrangement from the ladies in Parainen and a gift certificate to a local dance equipment shop from the ladies in Lieto. It was very thoughtful of them - they probably had noticed how my dance slippers had holes in them and how I wore the same tops every week... So today I went and bought new slippers and a very relaxed top for rehearsals. Very good.
Oh, how I wish this good mood will last till tomorrow and the recital/show/performance/whatever goes nicely. At least I'm pretty happy with my dress now, as I finished up with the beads and sequins last night. Tonight I can go to bed early, which'll be refreshing. Quite literally.