I Second That Emotion

“When I think about things like the fact we need a new septic system, or that we need to replace some doors and the deck on my house, I go into almost like a panic attack. I don’t have a reserve of money for that and I don’t want to dip into my future. I feel all the time that pressure to not even just get ahead, but to keep my head above water. I’ve missed a lot of things because of all the jobs I do.” A photo essay from The Guardian: How I survive: American teachers and their second jobs. (I used to be a teacher, and between the in-class stuff, and the preparation and grading papers at home, it already felt like I had a second job.)

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