The Dream

December 30, 2013

The decision to be a teacher was born from my experience working in a residential facility teaching special education.  There was something about connecting with the kids and helping them.  There was something awesome about the camaraderie of the staff–all of us working together.  All of us dedicated to the same end goal.  I didn’t [...]

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In Absentia

November 19, 2013

I have missed this place and every time I think about popping in, a stack of poorly written papers keep me at bay.  I can honestly say that teaching is kicking my ass.  I can also say that I couldn’t possibly love my job more (well maybe if it paid a living wage–but don’t get [...]

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Pure Exhaustion

August 24, 2013

I just finished my first week (okay 2 days) of teaching.  And let me say, I totally forgot how exhausting teaching is.  I teach 3–85 minute classes a day with one 85 minute “plan” period.  I also forgot how much work it is to be on your feet most of the day as opposed to [...]

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August 11, 2013

I have been working hard to ensure that I am more engaged with my family.  Now that I have left my old job and have had a few weeks of “downtime,” I have tried to be as present as possible.  I have all but absent on Twitter (barely reading my timelines once a day) and [...]

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A New Season

August 1, 2013

Today is almost 1 week of unemployment.  While technically I am not unemployed–I start my new job on August 14th, it has been a nice week of transition and planning for the new season.   And a scary reminder that I don’t get paid until the end of August. I have been working toward this [...]

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