A lot of new changes in my life this year. It has been a whirlwind of a year as I try to piece my new life together and figure out where everything fits. Sometimes when you desire a change in your life, you don’t realize how huge of a change you will be given.
I decided to go back to work in July. It was a rapidly made decision, but a vital one. I decided on a Monday that I needed to go back to work. I looked into all sorts of different jobs, and knew that my best option was to go back to teaching. Problem was that I had let my teaching license lapse. After talking with the district office, I found out that I could get my license while teaching the first year! Yay! The ball was now rolling.
I decided to go back to work on a Monday. Tuesday I worked on my resume and submitted it to the districts. Wednesday, I looked for jobs, found one in the city where my good friend lived and could watch Toad after school. I had just moved from that neighborhood a few months earlier. I sent an email with my resume attached to the principal of said school. Thursday I had an interview at the school. Friday I was offered the job. I started the next Monday. It was a complete lifestyle turn around in a week’s time.
The job was perfect for my needs. It was in a neighborhood that I knew and had lived in. My children go to the school where I teach. I get to see them every day and have lunch with them when they want! I get the days off that they get off. I am teaching year round, which I originally didn’t love, but now I couldn’t be more grateful for the breaks along the year. We got the track that I wanted D!! That was a big plus. All in all, for now, it is the best job I could ask for.
I have been more than blessed to work with an amazing team of teachers. I love the administration. I have had a rough year getting back into the swing of things and come up with a brand new curriculum (Yay common core and new math…. NOT.) It’s been difficult trying to play the full time mom and the full time job. I feel like the best of my days go to other people’s children and at the end of the day, I’m exhausted and my children get what’s left over.
I am determined that next year will be different. I will have already gotten my feet wet and will have a much better idea of what I need to do. I am hoping to get everything up and ready right after I get off school for break so that I can be ready for next year and be able to spend more time with my kiddos and spend some much needed time trying to get back to my roots and do my hobbies!