Whistle While You Work!

I thought it might be fun to tell you all about the handful of little jobs I have to make ends meet. It’s quite an interesting collection and the best part is, I truly enjoy every single one.

  • Catering – my close friend and mentor at church, G, and her husband own a beautiful catering and event company. They provide for events both on-sight at the club location and off-site. Hard work, but it is so much fun! Lots of my fellow servers go to my church, which means I get to work along side friends, plus everyone else is fun and kind, too. And lately I’ve been doing Christmas parties in people’s homes, which means that I get to see cool, big, rich people’s houses and I usually get a nice tip! Plus… I get to wear a chef-style shirt! I love any activity for which I have to wear special clothing. 🙂 Here’s me ready to head out a couple weeks ago:

    What I Wore: Work Edition!

  • Teaching piano. In late October I started giving lessons to sweet N (6) – I’ve babysat her and her 2.5 year old brother for several years. Her parents are literally my first friends at church (that’s a fun story for later). I’m actually hoping to pick up a few more students. I was terribly intimidated at first but I love it.
  • Painting tiles. I am a paid-by-the-tile artist for Right Focus Designs. My church friend L paints, too, and got me connected with S, the owner. S has become a good and close friend. She’s a pretty cool and strong woman. I love getting together with S, L, and the other painter K to catch up and exchange tiles and get our next orders from S.
  • The occasional sale through my Etsy shop. I really want to devote more time to this in the New Year. I have a lot of ideas of things that would sell but I am ridiculously busy – way more busy than when I had a job!
  • Nannying – I have a new odd-schedule nannying position for little D, who will be two in February. Her daddy is a professional musician who both works from home doing… music stuff… and gigs every night of the weekend ’til the wee hours of the morning. Her mommy is a flight attendant currently flying on reserve. So I nanny when she happens to fly, because her dad is at home, but technically at work and then leaves to play music. Sometimes I go over for a few hours, too, to give them a break to get things done since their schedules are so odd. D is precious. She’s extremely intelligent and exploding in verbal development. And she loves me. 🙂

So there you go! That’s what I do… and now signing out to head to the club for the evening!

xoxo
Alanna