Friday, September 14, 2012
I don't know how it happens, but life usually seems to figure itself out. The last few weeks have been SO overwhelming, and I just didn't know how I was going to handle anything. I've been very lucky and haven't really ever had to deal with anything hard (as an adult, anyway).
But anyway, here's the good. I had been going around and around with what I was going to do with my life - I didn't know if I wanted to stay in education or move to something totally different. After lots and lots of reading and soul-searching, I know the answer. I am going to stay in education - I've invested so much time, energy, and money into studying education. And you know what? I love it. So I'm continuing my education path. I'm going to take three classes in the spring, and then hopefully an internship in the summer. I'll have my curriculum supervisory certificate by the fall. I feel very at peace with this decision. Up until now, I haven't been totally sold on any of my other ideas.
Something good out of this is that I think I can finally start subbing. I really didn't want to, partly because I was sad about my kids, but another thing was that i didn't want to go back to school without a plan. I want to be able to show people that I'm moving on and this setback isn't going to own me. I feel confident now that I've made the decision to go back to school. I think on Sunday night I'll take any sub job that I get - it's a decent way to supplement my unemployment.
Time to get packing - I have a triathlon tomorrow and my mom and I are driving down tonight. It's in Atlantic City, so it should be fun. Happy Friday!