Summer Job

So I started working last week in a criminal law office. It’s strictly a temporary summer job that expires in August. This is the first time I’ve worked since I got layed off last October. For that matter, it’s the first time I’ve had to wake up at a regular time since then. I never was one for waking up early or pushing myself to go to bed before I feel ready in order to be prepared for the next day.

If left to my own devices I tend to stay up until 2am and sleep until 10ish. It’s very healthy, I get plenty of sleep, feel tired when I go to bed and feel great when I wake up. Waking up at 6am to an alarm clock, on the other hand, I’m pretty much a zombie for two hours while I shave, shower, get dressed and ride the train.

No, I don’t think a job is for me. I could see maybe working one or two years once school is done in order to draw a regular salary, do some good, and gain some experience that I could later use in a private practice. But certainly no more than 2. I could also see my land lording working out well, stumbling my way through establishing a very-part-time private practice while I build up my real estate holdings, and spending most of my time sleeping in, hanging out at the library, developing some software and tinkering on my old, beat-up car.

So I’m going to make the most of this summer job, and I’ll try to get another good one next summer. That way I’ll feel confident about going out and practicing without first having to hold a job for a couple of years to get experience. And waking up at 6 will just be a two-summer thing, not a two-year thing.

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