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School Again?

August 25th, 2018 at 06:46 pm

So I've posted a few more applications unsuccessfully - not even an interview. It got me to thinking - what could I do to increase my chances?

Well .. I think since it seems as though my career track is in the business world, it might be good to have some business related courses!

At first I was looking at the business administration program, but it looked too mathy to me.

Then I saw the Office Professional program - perfect!

I'm meeting with the department head on Tuesday to see what classes I would have to take. I know I'll have to take accounting, but most of the general courses will hopefully be waived.

The whole program can be done online.

The city will pay up to $1243/yr for graded classes - I figure that will equal 1 class per quarter which is a slow pace, but good enough for me. Smile

The next quarter starts in October.

I have also started back with piano. I paid for a year's access to the app SimplyPiano, and am using it plus some piano lesson books I already had. I'm playing at least 30 minutes most days quite happily.

If only I'd done that when I was young taking lessons …

I am also working on French. Im using Duolingo and Tinycards apps, as well as Pimsuler French audio lessons.

I may sign up for Conversational French at the community college too - starts in October.

All this is in prep for my possible trip to France. Smile

We have hired someone to clean up our yard - remove some structures, remove the dozens and dozens of volunteer trees, clear up the weeds, etc.

When he's done, hopefully it will be something we WILL keep up with ourselves.

He is supposed to start Monday. I really want this done before I leave for my cruise.

I've made a goal of increasing my side income to $300/month (to help with saving for France trip.)

One thing I'm doing is getting back to eBay.

I listed 3 items this week, and one sold soon after being listed. ($15.95)

Two weeks from now I'll be in Houston!

6 Responses to “School Again?”

  1. Carol Says:

    Good to hear from you! Lots of good plans.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Did you set a price on your eBay items, or put them on auction?

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks Carol.

    CB - I did both - set a Buy it Now price and an auction price.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    It'll be interesting t see how you and CB do. I haven't listed anything on ebay in ages and stuck to my local FB lists, but I do have some specialty things of my mom's that perhaps I should consider.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Have a great time on your cruise!!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Learning new things is always good, not just for employment, but for your brain health! Good for you! Hope your Ebay sales continue to go well.

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