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Why Have Only 2 Jobs When You Can Have 3?

The next 2 weeks are going to mean a lot of change for me and Aaron! We’re in the midst of figuring out which job to take for the next year. Will it be Phoenix? Will it be Maryland? Well, your guess is as good as ours! We’ll know more in a few days, but for now, we’re in this weird limbo mode. If Aaron takes the Phoenix job, his first day of work will be Monday, June 10. Crazy fast, right? Well, it was almost going to be this Monday! I wasn’t havin’ that. Nuh-uh.

I’ll be sticking around Provo until August to finish up classes, but minus a husband. That means I’m going to have a lot of time to fill. Did I mention that I am really going to hate Aaron being gone?

I have a couple of options to fill my time:

1. Bake lots of food and get really fat. Here’s one great option to do that. Have a fancy donut party!

Fancy Donut Party | Oh Happy Day!
via Oh Happy Day!
In the wise words of my sister Allison, I want to have a donut party “but only invite myself . . .” But seriously. This would be simply amazing. And also a depressing low point in my life.
2. Be cool and crafty and make things like polka dot tablecloths and hand-painted paper trees.
via Oh Happy Day!
via Oh Happy Day!

3. Work out consistently.

via Fit Sugar!
Ha! Like that’ll happen. Well, maybe. I’ll do my best.

4. Get a 3rd job.
Don’t you like how Y-time doesn’t actually give accurate job titles?
Let me explain. I’m going to be working for the College of Life Sciences magazine as a freelance editor and writer for their fall magazine. Cool, right? I’ll be conducting interviews, writing articles, editing them, and even working with the layout a little. I’ll be working 5–10 hours a week, which will fit in great with my other jobs! My job at the Maxwell Institute is really flexible and will allow me to change my hours based on the work needed in the other jobs. Besides, I can’t say no to a challenge! After all of this editing, I’m excited to get some experience on the other side of the table as a writer. I’m super excited to get started in a few weeks! I feel so blessed to have so many editing opportunities in college. As I work with scholarly books, journals, and now a magazine, I really hope that this experience is preparing me for a sweet, awesome post-college job.
A two-month separation will not be fun, in fact it’ll be downright horrible. But we’re going to do what we can and make the best of it. Is it August yet?

2 thoughts on “Why Have Only 2 Jobs When You Can Have 3?”

  1. Karen says:

    Would I like to read French Kids Eat Everything? I’ve been wanting a good book, and I love books about France.
    Your jobs are splendid! I am so happy that you are getting these awesome opportunities.

    1. Rachel Taylor says:

      I enjoyed it! It really showcases the differences between our two cultures, which I enjoy. I find the French people so fascinating; I also enjoyed Bringing Up Bebe, although that has more to do with how the French raise children. You should give it a shot!

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