Contrary to appearances, I have not dropped off the face of the earth.
I have, however, gotten a job.
I knew when I wasn’t hired for the job I wanted, I wouldn’t be out of work for long. Last year, I was substitute teaching every day by the beginning of October. I wasn’t happy about being unemployed, but I wasn’t worried either. Last Friday, the principal called me to see if I’d be interested in a position.
I spent Tuesday shadowing the current teacher (she’s leaving next week) and decided to take the job. It’s different than anything I’ve done before, but I’m really excited about it. Being back at the school felt so right, the classes are wonderful and I love the staff there.
I’d like to say that going back to work isn’t going to affect the blog, but we all know that’s not true. I’ve only been back in the classroom since Tuesday and not even teaching full time and I’m worn out. It’s amazingly easy to slip into the school routine of coming home, crashing on the couch, planning for the next day, making dinner and going to bed. Emphasis on the crashing on the couch. For some reason, I am fresh out of energy as soon as I get in my apartment door, though I’m totally fine at school. I’m working on adjusting my after school routine, but it’s a work in progress.
That said, the blog has come a long way since last year and I’m hoping some of that progress will mean continued regular posts and quality content.
If nothing else, I’m really excited about my new job.