Saturday, July 24, 2010

It Has Been A While....

Ok, I know I have been a bad blogger, it has been about three weeks since I have written.  There has been a lot going on around here and I just haven't felt it.  I am trying to pull myself up by the bootstraps, so I am back.  I will try to give a concise update on what has been going on in the Land of Me.

On the job front, I still don't have one.  Yep, it is about 2 weeks until the start of school, and I won't be there.  My teacher friends are all talking about how they are preparing their classrooms, planning their curriculum etc and I sit here searching job sites and playing FrontierVille on Facebook.  At this point, it is really starting to get to me.  I had another interview in a county about a hour drive away.  The principal told me I had excellent references and asked for more.  So I got my hopes up, that was my downfall.  He left me a voicemail a week later telling me that he was impressed with my references, with me, what I have done, and the interview, but he has chosen another candidate.  Ok, fine, I can live with that, except the next day I saw him repost the position on the website.  Yep, I was so freaking impressive and a great candidate, but I wasn't enough for him I suppose.  Kick. In. The. Teeth.

The good thing is that I have heard Congress has extended unemployment payments after the 6 months I would normally get, so even though we won't be comfortable, at least I can keep a roof over our heads.

I am trying to not let it get to me, so I am keeping myself busy.  Monkey turns four next week, and I am planning his party.  He also starts school in about two weeks so we have been school clothes/supplies shopping (thank goodness for his Grandma, Nanny, and Grandpa helping with paying for it).  I am trying to just enjoy being with Monkey right now, he is growing up so fast and I don't want to miss it!

In my mind, I have been trying to boost my self-esteem.  I have come to the conclusion that I will not allow politics and the local screwed up school systems/government to bring me down.  I am not a bad teacher, I was unfortunately the teacher that was let go due to budget cuts - not a teacher let go due to bad teaching!


  1. Thinking of you! We're so short of teachers here in the UK, my new member of the department is from Cleveland, Ohio! Australia and New Zealand also give unconditional visas to US teachers too. The economy is bad here too, but education never has the funding cut.

  2. I desperately want to look into moving over to the UK. I have visited often (I know it won't be the same living, but still) and love the people, culture and country. Since my husband is a UK citizen, it should be easier for us. I had a four year plan that we were working on moving over, but that went out the window when I lost my job!