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News at Home – Best Birthday Present Ever!
As I mentioned last week, I kicked off my job search this week. It lasted a grand total of 2 days! Yep, that’s right! I landed a job already! In fact, I was hired on my birthday – Thursday! Talk about about an awesome birthday present 🙂
I spent most of Monday at Philip’s apartment pool with Franky, Jesus (Franky’s little brother), and Isaac (Franky’s friend). I decided I had to kick summer off right, with no work and some fun. My brother and I talked about my writing a lot too – which fueled a lot of early morning and late night writing.
On Tuesday, I got serious though. Spent most the day updating my resume and researching schools that would be at the job fair I was attending on Wednesday. I put a lot of time into research, because I REFUSE to end up at a horrible school again next year. There’s only so much you can do to know whether schools are good or not, but if I had done a fraction of the research I did this year I would have known I was going to a shit school. So I was not going to do that again. I also had a great long lunch with some teacher friends from work – where we bitched about our administration, shared war stories, and planned for the job fair we were all attending the next day.
Wednesday morning I finished prepping for the job fair – printed resumes, printed my cheat sheet for the schools I wanted to apply to, and practiced my elevator speech. The job fair was from 1:30 – 5:30 and I stayed the WHOLE time. It was exhausting. Waiting in long lines meant I only got to talk to 7 principals. But of those 7, 2 told me they would be in touch about a position and 1 scheduled an interview for the next morning. At 7:30 am.
So 7:30 am interview on Thursday – my birthday. No sleeping in! I think it was a test to see if I would be on time and really awake at 7:30am. I was both, of course. School normally starts at 7:30 and I haven’t been off long enough to get out of that habit. Thankfully. So in the course of interviewing, I found out I was actually competing with someone else from my old Kinder team for the job. Since I loved her, learned a lot from her, and – frankly – think she’s a better teacher than me, when it came up, I talked her up. I told them that I wanted the job, but I couldn’t say a bad thing about her. When I walked out, she was there waiting for her interview. She gave me a big hug and talked me up to them. I think that won us both big points, that we clearly respected each other and would be happy for each other. I feel a tad bit guilty that she didn’t get the job, honestly. But they called me at 2:30 and offered me the job. I’m really excited – I did my research this time and I can definitely say this is a good school. I’m also nervous because I hope I can live up to whatever picture they got from me at the interview. That they picked me over someone I respect so much has me a bit nervous… but I’ve got all summer before I seriously have to stress, right?
I’ve spent the rest of the week working on test writing for Upward Bound. I have a very little time to get that done – I have to head up to the school next week (Thursday or Friday) to do the printing and then the following week is the competition.
I can already tell this summer is going to go way too fast…
As you may have noticed I haven’t posted at all this week. I’m not likely to post next week either. However, I am drafting posts. Slowly. My plan is to resume a true blog presence when COYER starts… which is just 6 days away! Have you signed up yet?
Don’t forget, you won’t be coming here, or to Michelle’s or Stormi’s blog on the 18th! We’ve got a new website for you (along with social media accounts to follow). Michelle and I (I did very little beyond the initial setup!) have been working to get everything setup and I think it looks great (Thanks Michelle!). Head on over and check out COYER’s new home!
I got in some long walks this past week – I did like 3, 3 mile walks. Other than that, I’ve stayed busy and walked Buffy enough that I’m still getting in good steps daily. I also just ordered Plexus and I’ll be starting that tomorrow. Fingers crossed it helps re-ignite my weight loss! I’ve still been losing but it’s slowed way down lately and I want to speed it back up!
I did however, find this picture of me from 2010 and I was kind of amazed by the progress I’ve made. Check it out:
I realize it’s just the face, but I was surprised how much I’ve lost just in my face. I need little reminders like that to keep me going!
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I’m hoping to have a post on Saturday with my goals for COYER – but I have to make sure I get the real COYER post written and up first. That takes priority!
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