I have so many things that I’ve been meaning to tell you, but until now, I just haven’t been able to find the time or the energy to do so. These past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind! So, I thought I’d sum everything up in a numbered-style post, the way bloggers communicate when we’re in a time crunch .
1. I quit my job. The part-time job I started at the beginning of the school year, that is. When I got the opportunity to take a full-time nanny position, I took it, and left the other position behind, on good terms, of course. I still miss a lot of the kids that I worked with there!
2. I started my full-time nanny position last week — and it was nothing like I had expected. Let’s just say, I was in an environment that made me feel uncomfortable, and I felt like I needed to get out. I was sad to leave the kids, and feeling torn when it came to my decision, but ultimately, after three days, I decided that being someone’s “house manager” was not for me. I’m disappointed that it didn’t work out, but I know that there are better things ahead.
3. I stopped training for my half marathon. In the midst of all of this crazy job stuff, my shin splints have only been getting worse. It’s my fault, for not giving them enough time to heal in the first place. Now I need to take several weeks (or more) off. Kind of crazy, considering the half marathon is less than a month away. Since I already paid for my entry, I have a goal of completing it by walking. As long as I can stay above a 16 minute mile pace, I won’t get pulled off of the course. And maybe, with a few more weeks of rest, I’ll be able to run some of it! We’ll see.
4. I started substitute teaching again. When I quit my nanny job, I asked to be put back on the substitute teacher list, but I wasn’t expecting to start subbing so soon. The good news is, I taught in second grade yesterday, and I’m working today and tomorrow too! It’s exhausting work, but rewarding too.
And that’s pretty much where I’m at right now . The nice thing about substitute teaching is that I still get to work with kids and teach, but I can leave my work at the door (unlike full-time teachers), and because it’s so flexible, I can continue to pursue a career in writing. I think this is where I’m supposed to be right now .
And with that, I am off to get ready for the day. I’m teaching preschool today!
Do you have any life updates for me?