Nothing of note has happened to me in the last 3 year. Except for meeting Tony of course.
You know how they say when it rains it pours? Well, now I have to make a decision. I’m terrible at decisions and always wait until the very last minute to commit to anything, which just leads to long drawn out anticipation, anxiety, and dread and yet I am torn between 2 choices.
I’ve been placed in a majestic looking school in the 17th Arrondissement of Paris for 8 months starting October 1st. My mother is going to join me because I’ve always dreamed of taking her traveling. Tony will only come for a portion of the trip but will hold down the fort in Vancouver since it’s only a short-term contract. He will likely join for 4 months.
2- Cartoon Work
OH, MY GOD. I got a part in a cartoon. A recurring part. I have been chasing the dream of a recurring part on a show for the better half of a decade. It would be ridiculous to walk away from it. That being said, I have no contract and it could end at any time. On the other hand, it could last for years.
The cartoon wins. I can ALMOST live off the earnings, but I believe that I would choose to save the money rather than spend it and continue waitressing. I have investment goals and hope to own property in the future. Also, the cartoon is only a 2-3 day commitment per month.
TAPIF is a 12 hour a week position and after tax only pays €780/month which would mean dipping into my savings or living on my line of credit.
Tough. If I’m going to continue to pursue acting then the cartoon wins. It’s a recurring part in a series that will air on a very popular network.
I don’t plan on being a teacher, but my French would improve exponentially as a teaching assistant in Paris.
I’ve lived in Vancouver about 9 years so not too much would change with the cartoon.
TAPIF wins! All I want in life is to travel the world and learn different languages while trying to dive into the cultures that I’m visiting. Working in a school in Paris is a fabulous opportunity to do so.
Here I am, torn between 2 choices.
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