Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Good News and Bad News

This summer has really been full of changes.  Changes that keep happening quickly.  And now, finally, I feel like I've gotten things figured out.  And I can tell you what the heck has been going on.

Good News:  I took a lab job at the beginning of the summer.  Yay for full-time employment.
Bad News:  I commute 45 minutes, I work second-shift and I often have to put in extra hours.  I was also supposed to be working Sundays.  I put off registering for races because I didn't know when I'd switch to Sundays.  I'm bummed because I really wanted to do the Danskin Tri this year, but it's on a Sunday and I didn't think I'd be able to do it.  I probably could have.  Oh well.

Good News:  I can sign up for races now because I landed a teaching job (in NH, closer to home, making more money)!  Hooray!!!!!  This is truly what I wanted to do and I am so excited.  I get to see my classroom on Thursday and pick up curriculum materials.  I simply cannot wait.
Bad News:  How could there really be bad news to this one?  Except maybe the fact that I really wanted to teach chemistry and I'm teaching 9th grade physical science instead.  I was offered a chemistry position too, but it was a lot less money and more of a commute so it wasn't worth.  In the end, I'm really happy with my decision.

Good News:  I get to go back to school so to speak.  I get to shop at Staples, one of my favorite places (send gift cards now!) and I get to have school vacations again.
Bad News:  I'm staying at my current job later into August than I wanted to because I'm a sucker and a nice person.  But the trade-off is that we could use the money.

So now that I know what the heck is going on in my life, I feel like I can finally plan out some races for the fall.  I'll update you when I make some decisions.  Thank you for those of you that have stuck around and continue to read this blog.  I know my posting has been rather sporadic.  How are you all doing?


  1. Yay! Congrats for a teaching job! I am still looking after 4 interviews... waiting on a possible fifth at the youth correctional center. Moving back home to get married and stuff was a great choice, but leaving a good solid job has been hard. I can't wait to get back to work. :)

  2. Wahooooo! I'm so happy for you about the teaching job! It's so hard to get a teaching job right now so you must have been awesome in the interview :) Staples is a dangerous place for me haha, I have to be careful!

  3. I think it's awesome you've landed jobs in this economy. Glad things are settling into more of a schedule for you for planning purposes.

  4. woohoo! congrats to YOU! physical science may not be so bad...you might LOVE it! I am a former health/p.e teacher, so I LOVED the science teachers, we all worked together on a lot of my projects! GOOD LUCK :)