Okay so I don’t live in Seattle. But maybe that city would offer me more than my own.
I’m traveling abroad this summer, God-willing. I got a scholarship to study Arabic in Cairo again for two months. It’s from the middle of June to August (8 weeks); they’re paying for ticket and everything! I’m going early though, in May, so I’ll have to pay for myself for those 4 weeks.
There’s only one teensy little problem. I’m going broke. Literally. I work 4 hours a week teaching Sunday School which pays about $12/hour, which is pretty great. But that’s just not going to cut it.
So here’s my budget:
Tuition for Arabic: $776
Personal Shopping: $250
Grand Total: $1,476
I talked to my dad and he said he’s willing to pay a portion of the costs. But my dad’s an engineer and with the way automobile industry is going these days, I don’t think that portion is going to be very large.
What's the logical thing to do then?
Start job hunting.
When they say “hunt” they really mean it. I felt like I kept shooting at deer that just kept running away. Stupid deer.* I called about 20 places and they all said the same freaking thing.
“I’m sorry we don’t have anything available currently. Buh-bye.”
Why thank you for so easily slamming the door on my face. One lady with a very strong Indian accent actually paused and said, "uh, nooo" in a way that made me feel so stupid for even asking.
I really hate looking for jobs. It takes too much energy out of me. Plus I feel like a failure when I go through hours of looking only to end up in the same place I began in.
(*Disclaimer: I do not approve of going around shooting deer for game)