- I am in a dire financial situation. That’s nothing new. Haven’t worked steadily since diagnosis, brain is getting wonky, balance getting worse, etc. (I know you can connect the dots from here.)
- I try to work as often as I can, and that says a lot. Because between medical appointments it’s rare that I can find a day off and a substitute teaching job on the same day that I will do. (In another post I will write about the woes of subbing for high schoolers and how I must be discerning on the jobs I accept.) It’s not a day in the park subbing for high schoolers, but I really do love it. Most days. 🙂
- Found out that it “may” look bad to the disability judge that I’m working a small amount. Um, I’m desperate for money. One needs money to survive. Thankfully, I can still kinda work, so why would subbing a few days a month be a big deal?
- Does this mean I should stop working the next 8 months because I don’t want the judge to think, “She subs 1 day a week, why can’t she sub 5?” I’m only pushing through the bad brain days because I have to! Why is this so difficult? I don’t think that working a small amount should be held against me. Because, who knows how long I’ll be able to sub, anyways?