Since transitioning over to my new blogging schedule, a typical Sunday for me usually consists of me preparing for the upcoming week. I make sure: the posts for the week are ready to go, draft/s for weekly posts (such as Where Did the Dough Go? and Sublime Saturday Assemblage), catch up on commenting on other blogs and make my extensive list of things I need to get done for the week.
I’m always hesitant to take a detour from these Sunday planning days because they help me get a little organized (which is still a constant struggle for me) and prepared. Any slight disturbance in the balance just throws me off, rendering me all confused and unable to get anything productive done.
An Earning Opportunity Presents Itself
That’s exactly what happened to me yesterday when I got a call from my mom at like 8am. You might remember from my other post, How much house do you really need?, that my mom hires somebody to help her with the housecleaning for her crazy-huge house.
Well, Sunday was my lucky day. My mom called me in the morning because she wanted to know if I could come over and help her clean for the day—she was even going to pay me. Woo hooo! How could I turn down an opportunity to earn money? Even though I knew my sacred planning day would be completely demolished and I’d have to spend Monday doing my normal weekly planning, I told her that I would love to help her clean for money. There’s no way that sticking to my little routine was worth passing up an earning opportunity, that would just be silly.
I Hate Housecleaning!
I’m not one of those people who enjoy cleaning; I absolutely hate housecleaning. Sure I’ll keep our apartment clean and do the spring cleaning sometimes, but I’m not smiling while I do it. I try to stay focused and get it cleaned as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Apparently getting paid to do something I hate isn’t really that bad. I love money and people usually have to work for it, so I’m not complaining whatsoever.
Embracing an Opportunity to Earn
My honey was at work with our only car, so she even offered to pick me up. So I spent the day at my mom’s house and cleaned my little heart out. I totally understand why she pays somebody to help her clean that place, it just can’t get completely clean in one day.
I’d have to pay somebody too if I had a house that big, otherwise I’d be spending most of my life trying to keep up with the cleaning. We are only given so much time in life, who wants to spend it all cleaning house? Not me, and apparently not her either since she pays for help. 😉
In the end, I earned $120.00 for helping her with the housecleaning and my desire to have a small house was definitely reinforced. I might have given up my day of planning, but it was well worth it. Don’t get me wrong, I seriously busted my @ss, which by the way got a great workout from going up and down 3 floors all day.
If somebody is going to pay me to do something, I’m going to kick butt and make them happy they chose me, even if it’s something I hate like housecleaning. Maybe one day in the future she might need a little more help…and she’ll remember how great I worked.
Do you embrace earning opportunities?
Can somebody pay you to do something you hate?