Friday, August 25, 2006

Kalo Heimona (or Good Winter)

After 15th August people start saying "kalo heimona" or "have a good winter" which is a little strange to say the least when the temperature is in the mid 30s C and you are swimming in the sea trying to escape the heat.

As the month draws to a close I have to think about what I'm going to do over the winter months and more importantly, where the money is going to come from. This is the time of year when I have to figure out how much time I want to work in the school and what is going to happen as far as private lessons are concerned. Unfortunately, there is no way you can predict what's going to happen and so planning is next to impossible.

Most of the private lessons come through word of mouth and recommendations from the parents/students I have taught previously. Luckily, I have a good reputation and so I don't have to do much searching. Still, you worry about how you are going to pay the bills in the following months.

So I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best. It's still a bit early for people to think about starting lessons, usually that happens in September after the schools start.


dorapap said...

I must admit that it is still early to plan for your schedule. I am usually panicked after September 15th! The thing is that I don't actually get paid until the end of October...

melusina said...

Well, here's hoping you have a good teaching season!