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!