I have had a rough week. First, I was diagnosed with mono, which explains how horrible I have been feeling lately. Second, I was rejected from two school districts this week.
It is hard not to let that get to me. This is the third summer I have been looking for a full-time teaching job, so I know how the routine goes. But I am more than a little frustrated, and yes, my feelings are hurt.
Anyway, with the mono and everything I haven't had much energy for much besides work and sleep. I'm going to take a couple of days away from the blog to re-evaluate some things and get my head back on straight. I'll see you all soon.
Geez, what a week. Sorry for all the rough things at once, that's awful. I hope your holiday weekend gets better.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry for all you're going through. Hopefully it will get better. Best wishes!ReplyDelete
I'm sorry about that! All of the first year teachers in the Oklahoma City (where I live) school district were laid off this year and they aren't hiring anyone, and most of the other districts aren't either. I have a friend who can't find a teaching job, one who was just laid off, and several who have been teaching for several years now have too many kids in their classes. The good schools have 30 kids in a class and the bad ones have 60!!! It's insane. I hope that you find something.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry. I've been in your shoes in BOTH cases. I got mono in Graduate School (talk about a horror), and spent a year looking for a full-time teaching job after I graduated. Hang in there! I'm really sorry you've had so many challenges.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear about your week. If it makes you feel any better I've been looking for a job in publishing since I graduated in 08 and have had about 20 set backs. This is not a fun time to be looking for your dream job but keep your head up and stay motivated :) Or... reevaluate.ReplyDelete
What a horrible week! I hope you feel better soon!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your crappy week. Mono is the absolute worst! Get some rest and we'll be here when you get back.ReplyDelete
I hope you feel better soon. My sister had mono a few years ago and it was terrible. :(ReplyDelete
Don't give up. I have a teaching degree that I'm not using too. You can do it. Keep trying. :)ReplyDelete
Allie, I hope you get well soon!ReplyDelete
Don't worry, everything happens with a reason!
My best wishes!
What a horrible week. I hope you feel better soon..ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear that. I know it's hard to feel cheerful with that, but hope you get the rest you need.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear that Allie - I can say "I know how you feel" and mean it too: I got my teaching degree last year and there are 0 jobs in Ontario! Schools are closing, more and more graduates are joining the queue, it's all so depressing. I had to stop actively looking for a job, because the ones that were advertised were only up because of union rules - the schools already have teachers from the supply list who've been working there in line for those jobs. What's worse is all the patronising advice I get, like "oh why don't you go on the supply list?" I bet I don't need to tell you why that makes me so mad!ReplyDelete
We call mono "glandular fever" in Australia. I got it first year uni and it took me a couple of years to properly recover. Don't push yourself, is my advice - spend a week in bed when you need to! I've known people whose g.f. became so bad they developed chronic fatigue, which you really don't want! (Sorry, don't mean to scare you, I just remember what it's like feeling like you can barely move.)
Best wishes to you Allie. I do hope you get a teaching job - the States can't be as bad as Canada!?
Good luck. We're all here for you, albeit (in my case) belatedly.ReplyDelete
Not such a great week! Hope you feel better! Good luck with the job search! I've been searching for a full time job since I graduated college in December 2008 and have had no luck aside from part time jobs! It stinks! :/ReplyDelete