|my classroom window|
The funny thing is, right before we left California I made the decision that I was going to take this whole blogging thing more seriously. I wanted to post great content and do it consistently. So maybe you're thinking, well what the hell happened? Or maybe that's just me. We spent an amazing two weeks in California. We got engaged. And if that didn't make me the happiest little bitty in the world, the day after we got home I got a call from the Assistant Principal at the school I've subbed at for the past year offering me a full time teaching position! A first grade teacher left the school and they wanted me to take her spot! Seriously, the great news just kept coming! They asked me to start right away so that following Monday I found myself in a classroom surrounded by twenty little six year olds.
I would be totally lying if I said it's been easy. The life of a teacher is neither relaxing nor glamorous. I've been sick since the day I started, I've dried more tears and put band-aides on more 'boo boo's' than I know what to do with, I've stayed at school every night till about 5 o' clock decorating the classroom and grading papers. But you want to know something? I absolutely love it! I have a job that I'm excited to go to every day. I call my students my 'littles', and I love all of them. Of course there have been many hard moments, and times where I've thought to myself, what the hell did I get myself into? But in all honesty, I couldn't be happier. Being surrounded by these kids every day proves to me that there is still greatness in this ugly world. Their innocence is refreshing. They're eager to learn, and their positive attitudes are infectious. Whenever they learn something new, their eyes light up. They say the cutest and the dumbest things and keep me laughing all day long. I'll remember this group of kids forever because they're the ones that made me a teacher, and for that I'm so grateful!
So there you have it. I had every intention to come back from California and blog every day (or, you know, a few times a week) but then I started this new adventure and blogging took a seat on the back burner. Will I start blogging consistently? Who knows. I want to, I love this space of mine. Writing is therapeutic to me. My problem is time management. Finding time in the day to do all the things I want. There just aren't enough hours. But it's something I'm working on. So stick with me.