My name is Jodi Smith or Mrs. Smith as my third graders would call me. I am an elementary school teacher in Medford, Oregon and grateful to serve well deserving students. Teaching is my second career in life, which makes me very much appreciate working with kids every day. I used to have a corporate job after receiving a bachelor's degree in finance until I became a mom. My life changed quickly when I had 4 kids, ages 5 1/2 and under! I was struggling daily to balance my career and rocking my babies. I left that corporate world after 10 years, enjoyed motherhood and began working with kids at an elementary school. It was then that I realized my true calling in life so I received my master's in Elementary Education. I have now been teaching for 5 years.
Struggling financially is a way of life for my family. As I changed careers between ages 35-40, my husband also went through a career change. We have been rebuilding our financial world since we both made life changes. Although we are both happier in our newfound careers of working with youth, we continue to live paycheck to paycheck. I have tried different online money making opportunities over the years, but have not yet experienced success. I look forward to learning all I can through WA to create an additional stream of income and alleviate the financial stress on my family. My kids are now 15 through 21, which means have two kids in college and two more yet to go!
I am striving to earn an additional income and am willing to work hard to achieve it. I hope there will be a light at the end of the tunnel when I put WA into play.
Jodiann0704's Goals 3
Money I would be happy earning
$1000 per month
Money I would be ecstatic earning
$2000 per month
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much as it takes-40 hours per week until I go back to work in 6 weeks, then 20 hours per week.