What to do with 20 hrs. a week (in Boston)?
October 21, 2008 8:48 AM Subscribe
What would you do with 20 hours a week in Boston? I'm starting a part-time job next week which is enough to cover my living expenses, so I'm looking for suggestions on what I can do with the rest of my time: hobbies to take up, part time jobs, volunteer opportunities, etc.
posted by losvedir to work & money (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I feel very fortunate to be in the position I am in now. After graduating in June from my university here, I'm easing into the "real world" via an exciting part time job in the finance industry (whew boy...) which will cover my expenses and let me save a little, too. The job will hopefully move to full-time in the next year, so until then I have a large chunk of time on my hands that I'm not sure what to do with.
I'm open to anything, really. Now is the time to sell me on your pet cause. Live somewhere in Boston that's really dirty and thought to yourself, "Hmm, if only there was someone who would come here every day for four hours and pick up trash, this place would be lovely!"? Think animal shelters are woefully understaffed? Soup kitchens need people?
I'm not entirely opposed to making money, either... I get Starbucks enough I've toyed with becoming a barista so I know what it's like on the other side of the counter. If you work at a bookstore do you get to read books as much as it seems you would?
Or maybe I could spend the time honing some skill I'm sorely missing. Would I be just that much cooler if I were good at painting/ukulele/whittling/knitting/etc? Do I need to learn another language?
So, M-F after noon I'm free. I can program. I enjoy writing. I'm good with numbers. What should I do!?
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