I’ve really been struggling to get coherent posts together recently. I’ve started about a dozen and left them unfinished…incidentally, I’ve also been having a hard time getting “into” the novels I’ve started, which is very unlike me. So I guess you could say – when it comes to reading and writing, at least – I’m a little out of sorts these days. I thought I’d leave a few life and money updates this Friday, in my usual +/- fashion
+ School’s out! Yah! The last day for teachers was yesterday and I’m soooooo happy to have a few weeks off.
– I’m not getting a summer school job. This is really, really bad news because I was given the impression that I’d get one at the last minute…but it didn’t come through. And now it’s probably too late to get another job. I’m not sure another job would have even been feasible, though – with the new position I’m taking on at school, I’m essentially going back to work at the beginning of August. Who’s going to hire someone for a month of work? I might be able to sub a few days of summer school, which is about $250 per day…..but that’s not guaranteed work. Sigh.
+ Speaking of my new role at school…I’m so excited about it! My principal describes me as a teacher “coach” – I’m going to be going in to observe other teachers to help them improve their teaching practice, as well as leading workshops and becoming a curriculum expert. I’m nervous about it – next year will only be my sixth year of teaching, so I’m not sure how some of the veteran teachers will receive my critiques….but mostly I’m just so happy to be working in a leadership role where I really think I’ll be able to make some positive changes. Yah!
+ When I was at the AP reading last week I was hired to write questions for another standardized test! Yessss…if you want to know more about this side hustle, check out the guest post I did over at Budgets are Sexy. I’m just really happy that the test gurus are happy with my work and keep giving me new gigs. Yah for my favorite side hustle!
– My weight is, once again, a major issue in my life. I have just been eating way too much at the way too many social events I’ve been attending over the past few weeks. I guess it’s back to Weight Watchers for me. Blah. I hate dieting.
– I had to take my cat to the vet today because she keeps barfing. The vet said it’s probably food allergies, so that means prescription food. Great.
+ I’m getting really excited for FINCON12! I can’t wait to meet some of my favorite bloggers IRL
That’s about it for me! What’s going on in your world these days? Oh, and happy Friday!