Thursday, September 9, 2010

So Happy

I was thinking today about how scared I was when I took this teaching job. Career changing in a completely different direction is like a leap of faith. You have no idea if you're going to end up landing on two feet, or if you will plummet to your own demise. It's scary the unknown. It's scary in a way that is indescribable.

My leap of faith has changed my life...for the better. Sure I'm feel like I'm burning the candle at both ends sometimes, I'm broke, I have daily freak outs, I worry about 130 little people other than myself daily, and I toss and turn some nights hoping that I am not doing them an injustice this year. Because, a first year teacher is basically playing a game of trial and error. However slight those might be, it still affects my students' learning and their future. But, it's the best decision I EVER MADE. I love, love, love, looooooooovvvvveeeeee my job. I wake up everyday and want to go to work.  I even make it to work anywhere from 15-30 minutes early EVERY day. If you know me well, then, you know that I don't live on actual time, I live on Belle's time. I am notoriously unpunctual.

With that being said, I am actually kind of sad that I will not being going to work tomorrow. LC and I are flying to Ohio to attend his cousin's wedding. I did not get home til almost 6:30 tonight, because I had a mini freak out. I hear all the moms on twitter freaking out when they have to travel and leave their munchkins behind. They are fretting over making sure everything is in order. Well, I have 130 chill-ren. I was having a major freak out that my sub would not know everything she needed to know. She is probably going to think I am the most OCD person ever which is so far from the truth, but then again, in my professional life, I am somewhat OCD. Everything has to be done a certain way, put in a certain place, have things done my way, and in all reality, I wish that could filter into personal life. Alas, it does not. Ha!

Also, I'd like to say thank you to a special person who has helped me so much the past month. She is one of the biggest blessings the blog world has brought to me. She is my saving grace when I feel insanity creeping on sometimes. Thank you Preppy 101. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for listening to my mini freak outs, and thank you for all the advice you give me. I cannot express how much I have enjoyed talking with you. You have made me a better teacher already:)

Hope you lovelies have a fabulous weekend!!!!


Jennifer said...

I am so so glad to hear everything is going well with your career change! Have a safe flight tomorrow and have fun at the wedding! Prayers for safe travels headed your way! :)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I am so glad you love your job!!! Yes it's trial and error but what new job isn't.
Just relax this weekend, know that all will be okay, you can't control everything and those kiddos will be just fine and I bet they'll be missing you!!!! Have fun and be refreshed for Monday!

Lauren said...

You sound like you are in such a good place. I’m so glad you are happy with your job!!! Always great when you have a job you want to wake up and go to each day!! Have a great weekend!!

CAC muffin said...

I hope those little kiddies realize what an AWESOME teacher they have! Enjoy your weekeend and wedding in ohio!

Sonya said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying teaching! I'm actually enjoying my job more this year than I have in the last couple of years! Maybe it's because I finally have a full schedule of students and I don't get bored! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

I hope that your weekend is going fabulously! I'm so glad that you made the decision to switch to teaching - it was kind of like that for me with nursing :-) It's great when you find your niche job, isn't it?!

Sammy said...

Just found your blog and I love it!

UGA Bama Belle said...

I am so happy for you that you have found what you love! Such a scary step, but it sounds like it's turned out fabulously for you!!


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