Ready Steady Go Kids

Today, I had the second interview that I mentioned yesterday. Again, it was an extremely interactive “interview,” and again I was not asked any questions about myself, such as “what are your three strengths and weaknesses?” or “describe a time when you were faced with a challenge and what did you do to resolve it?” Instead, I essentially did the same thing that I will be doing as an employee of Ready Steady Go Kids. (Spoiler: I received a call on my walk home from the train asking if I would like to accept the position!!)


I arrived during the middle of the first class session, so I sat to the side and watched Oli, the guy I will be working with, do his thing. Oli is an enthusiastic drama and exercise science double major who I later found out is recently married and now has a 16 month old daughter. He is fantastic with the children and he even goes as far to exclaim, “ouch! You’re too strong!” when a little kid gives him a high five. All of the kids adore him.

The first class that I mostly watched (and participated in at the end) was made up of four 2 year olds and their mothers. The second and third classes where I was an active teacher was composed of 11 to 12 4 and 5 year olds. All of the children were adorable! We taught the same tennis lesson, including learning forehands and volleys, to all three groups. I had an absolute blast. It’s a job completely made for me! Oli will be a great trainer, too, because he apparently has the very highest rating in the program.

Today was the most fun “interview” that I have ever experienced and I am so excited to start working next Monday. My shifts are M, T, and F from around 9:00 to 12:00 at $22 an hour. Ah perfect hours, perfect job, awesome pay. If only I could do it forever! 🙂

Alicia’s Aussie Phrase of the Day: How are you going? Meaning “how are you doing?” Usage: whenever I walk into a store, the person working asks “how are you going?”

8 thoughts on “Ready Steady Go Kids

  1. Karen Began says:

    Congratulations you cute girl! I’m sure those kids adore you. Like we’ve always said, “you know it’s the right job when it doesn’t feel like a job!”.
    Kisses and good job 🙂

  2. Dakotah says:

    Ahhhhhh this maks me so happy!!!! Love you and am SO happy for/ proud of you 🙂 sounds amazing, cannot wait to hear how it goes! you are amazing, leash!
    miss you always!

    • aliciabegan says:

      Ah thanks Koty! 🙂 I miss youuu!! 🙂 Skype date this week. Maybe tomorrow morning my time/”today” around 5-ish your time? I’ll try!

  3. Ann Furman Weiler says:

    “How are you going?” Too funny! Many amusing differences between USA speak and Aussie speak. Congrats on your job. That’s fabulous!

    Lots of love,
    Aunt Ann


    • aliciabegan says:

      I really enjoy doing the word of the day 🙂 I’m worried at some point, I’ll run out of ideas, so I keep a running list just in case. 🙂 Love you!!

  4. llbroady says:

    How are you going, girlie?
    And congratulations to you – and to the USA Women’s Water Polo team for earning GOLD! We’ve loved watching our neighbor (and Nicholas’ elementary schoolmate) Missy Franklin at the Olympics. Have you seen the USA Olympic Swimming video rendition of “Call Me Maybe” – Missy is a doll in it. Check it out on YouTube.
    Your ReadySteadyGoKids gig sounds great – they are so lucky to have you!
    Aunt LL

    • aliciabegan says:

      Ah I love that video. It’s so cute! Did you see the water poll girls took gold? I played against several of them Frequently! Go aquatics! 🙂

  5. Robyn Steele says:

    Alicia!! Great blog, love reading about your Australian experiences….so excited for you!! Put a shrimp on the barby mate!!

    Love u


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