I disagree completely that $90 is better spent on other people's drinks when you could be riding a horse in the ocean, which you will surely remember longer and more fondly than the novelty glass you'll eventually lose in a move.
Wow. This was well-written, but factually incorrect. 500 hour training is not a requirement at any yoga studio at which I've taught. The $55/month Yoga Alliance fee is actually $100 for the first year and then $55 annually. I haven't paid it since my first year of teaching and no one has ever asked me if I am Yoga Alliance certified - it is meaningless. I never expected to make a living from teaching as it would take the joy out of it if I didn't hit a quota per class. I don't know any yoga teachers who make a living exclusively from teaching yoga. Most are also personal trainers, massage therapists, have some other job or jobs, or married rich. And the cliched phrase I was told was, "When the teacher is ready, the student will come."
@flickafly Came here to say the same thing. Worth a phone call at least.
@sally885 Bend! Mt Bachelor! My family used to vacation in Sunriver. Ah, memories.
There was one hotel restaurant I worked at for a year and got stuck with all the holiday shifts: I worked the Thanksgiving lunch shift and was sent home with a Thanksgiving sampler and ate it out of its plastic container waiting for my boyfriend at the time, a chef, to get off work. Sad. I worked Christmas Eve and was stiffed by an customer who didn't like how often I checked up on her table and told me as much: "I hope you're not expecting a tip." Unjust. I worked the 5am breakfast shift on New Years Eve and Day. The dinner crew got a bottle of champagne. I got nothing and, furious, quit shortly thereafter. It was obviously terribly managed, the manager was eventually fired for embezzlement, and the entire hotel was shut down shortly thereafter.
I've been here! Once, years ago. I was new and self-conscious to the Korean spa world and did not take full advantage. Definitely did not see anyone doing sex to each other or to themselves. It was actually the least sexy place I've ever been.
Also, just a thought: have you considered taking a semester or a year off to work and save up some money for your tuition? I took three years off after my freshmen year. Bonuses: I had a lot more appreciation for my education once I was back in school, I had a much better handle on my finances after going through the adult boot camp of having to pay my own bills with no safety net, and I had an amazing resume while most of my fellow graduates had no work experience, so after I finally graduated with a worthless English degree, I had no problem finding a job thanks to years of practical corporate experience. It wasn't glamorous, but it worked for me.
Get yo'self a $2 bunch of kale from the farmer's market and make your own kale chips girl, you deserve it: http://ohsheglows.com/2014/03/12/6-tips-for-flawless-kale-chips-all-dressed-kale-chips-recipe/
Congrats! I also used a sticky note that I kept in my wallet. I would constantly recalculate my payoff date based on any mini-windfalls that came my way.
Melatonin gives me migraines. My therapist gave me some tools to deal with anxiety-driven insomnia: focus ferociously on the sensation of the bed underneath you. If your mind wanders, come back to the support underneath you. Feel every part of your body being supported. It sounds too simple, but it puts me back to sleep within minutes.