Get up, stand up. Stand up for your rights.

Today I said enough is enough when it came to a parent complaining about me accidentally feeding her son food that wasn’t his. Same food that he eats, just not his. I wish I could say this is the first ridiculous┬ácomplaint. (When the principal and teacher agree it’s ridiculous, that means I’m allowed to say it’s ridiculous) So I kindly told his teacher I am no longer willing to substitute in their classroom and just like that it’s like a fresh breath of air. I will no longer continue to let myself be used or treated poorly. I have this job to keep myself busy in my off season, not to fully support my life. The added stress coming up on show season is not worth the hassle.

Best of luck to them but I’m done. I’ll stick with the slightly older children, who’s parents love me and who have never once complained. When did it become unacceptable to stand up for yourself? To keep your best interests in mind? This notion of stay quiet and suck it up has got to go away. When we allow ourselves to be taken advantage of, it makes it that much easier to repeat and continue.

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Big Decisions…

First, a little sentiment from this morning… 

 

i just want to get this off my chest. I’ve decided to make some big decisions in my life.

May: 

  1. Quit subbing at the school I’m currently with and swap to festival work until fall.
  2. Move into the home my brother owns, rent from him and try to fix it up along the way so he can sell it at the end of the year for a profit.

June & July: 

  1. Have first carpal tunnel surgery don’t in June. Once I’m healed have the second done in July. 
  2. Get my certifications to sub in Altamonte Springs so I can keep saving all of my festival money. 

And somewhere in between buy a “new to me” car. I’ve forfeited my dream of having a Volvo C70 and going for a Ford Fusion maybe Hyundai Sonata. While I’m sad to see my pretty Volvo go away I’m excited to be buying my second car in cash and avoiding having a payment. 

Don’t you ever wish you didn’t have to make adult choices? Sometimes I just want to hide out in a blanket fort and marathon Harry Potter.