In case you were wondering, the measurement known as a mil is equal to .001 of an inch.

[The blessed things you learn when ordering magnetic business cards.]

I just finished printing 8 of my books. The total time in print was around 3.5 hours I think. Wow. And I have something like 140 left to print. That’ll be fun. :)

So the most current job idea I have is teaching. I know. You probably just rolled your little eyes and laughed. But I’m serious. I sat here for a while this morning looking online for a job. (A teaching job anywhere nationwide.) I know generally you have to have a teaching certificate or something like that, but I also know that most Christian schools don’t require that because they have such a need for teachers. I was thinking about 3rd grade. Or high school. But 3rd grade would be so much fun. They already know how to write, you aren’t really messing them up at that point in their life, and you get to learn multiplication. How awesome!

Anyways, as I was saying . . . I was looking online this morning and getting discouraged because I wasn’t finding a whole lot. Or I would see something interesting, but the job would need to be filled by August 20 when I’m out here til August 19. That would be difficult. I’ll just go ahead and say impossible. I want to be at home for at least a month when I get back.

[I really am going somewhere with all this.]

Then a thought struck me. I have a friend who’s teaching English in China and is having a great time. She’s over there for the next 2 years. Well . . . I would love to travel. And there’s nothing tying me down anywhere at this point. And it would provide for a great opportunity in the area of ministry. I’m not crazy about going to China, so I checked out other areas where I would be able to teach overseas. I found Italy (among a few others).

Italy. [cue angelic voices]

They have a program that costs $2000 for everything. You go over, get your TESOL certification and then find a job teaching English. How exciting. Granted, it’s still in the brainstorming portion, but I would love to do something like that. With that program, you can also get an internship in lots of different areas (see the chart). It costs a little extra, but how fun!

Marketing Art Architecture
Web & Graphic Design International Business Fashion
Sales Law Agriculture
Leather & Textiles Maritime Tourism
Interior Design Business Development Social Work

In order to get the money to do this, I could go back home until January of 08 and get a basic job to earn some money. Then I would head over to Italy for the class session from January through February (it’s a 28-day program).

So yeah. It’s just an idea. But I would love to head that direction if God gives the ok. How cool.


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