I have been beyond busy the last few days. So busy, that I have not had time to schedule in my posts, or visit many blogs.
If you recall, I mentioned I was going to a job fair yesterday. I went and it went really well. Matt and I had planned on talking with most of the out-of-state districts we were interested in and seeing what would happen. I really wanted to walk away with a job offer, but alas, it seems as though the days when districts would hand out contracts like water is long behind us.
With that being said, I had some great interviews with some wonderful districts from all over the country. I finally felt like I found some places that would have the opportunities and environment I crave as a teacher. Now I am filling out online applications, researching getting my certifications up to date, as well as researching the areas we are considering.
It is a huge step for both of us, since we have always lived near family. We both think that it is time to step away, get out of Michigan, and start over where we can both grow and prosper. I am excited to finally, potentially, have my own classroom and to teach again. I miss having teenagers in my life. I love teaching and the joy and struggle it brings. You never know what you are going to walk into, but I love helping students reach their potential, and seeing them grow and learn.
So, I have been busy. You will hopefully see a post from me tomorrow night on The Brothers Karamazov after I get off of work, and I will try to get some more things scheduled in for Friday. I hope to be back visiting all of your wonderful blogs in the very near future. I feel like I am missing out on all of these wonderful books you are reading! However, these applications have to come first!
I miss you all!