How My Life is About to Change

As most of you know, I’m starting my semester of student teaching today. Well, today is actually my student teaching orientation and tomorrow is my first day in the classroom. I’m excited and scared and, frankly, kind of ready for my graduate school program to be over with so I can call myself a real teacher and join the thousands of out-of-work teachers looking for a job. So I’m on the last leg of my master’s degree journey and I know that it is going to be a stressful, extremely busy time in my life as I’ve decided to try to hold on to my current job on a part-time basis so I can, you know, eat.

Because I know there is a good chance I’m not going to have any time to myself, I know this blog is will probably suffer during this semester. I’ve spent the last week pre-writing some of the memes I participate in and writing some reviews, but I know there is no way I’ll be able to keep up with this blog in the way I have in the past four months since I started it.

I just want to say I love all of my new blogger friends and being a part of this community. I appreciate every person who stops by and reads my little corner of the blog-sphere and the conversations we have in our comments and on Twitter. I’m going to try to keep up with it all as much as I can, but I have to be realistic about the amount of free time I’m going to have between teaching full time, helping with the school play (which is so bad-ass–my corroborating teacher runs the drama program and I get to help teach an acting class!), holding down two part-time jobs (I’ll never relinquish my spot at the library), and my own class course load (I have to take some sort of student teaching seminar and also a special education case study class). Just thinking about it all makes me exhausted. But it is only for four months and after that I’ll probably be unemployed so I’ll have plenty of time to devote. God, I hope that’s not true…

Anyway, thank you for all your support. Again, I love my place in this community and will do my best to keep in touch.

Wish me luck!!!

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28 thoughts on “How My Life is About to Change

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  1. You do whatever you have to do, because let's face it, real life should always come first. You know that we'll all be here anxiously awaiting the next post. Good luck and have fun, lady!

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  2. Best of luck! My mom taught school for 40 years, so I have great respect for all the energy and time that goes into the profession. I'm sure you'll do awesome πŸ™‚

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  3. Natalie- I wish you the Best of Luck and hope you enjoy the student teaching! I love your posts, and will keep looking forward to reading them – no worries post when you can post. Life outside the blog comes first. πŸ™‚

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  4. Best wishes for an awesome experience, Natalie! Four months will fly by ridiculously fast. Do what you gotta do and know that this community isn't going anywhere! And best of luck finding a teaching position once you graduate!

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  5. YAY! I hope yesterday and today went well! How are you liking it, thus far? That's probably a stupid question. I'm sure right now everything is peaches and cream. Later on in the semester will be the true test! I bet you're so excited to finally be almost done. I can just remember how excited I was in January knowing that this part of my journey was almost over. It's going to fly by, trust me! Eating is important, make sure you do that πŸ™‚

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  6. Thanks, Chris. Everything's been alright so far. It's hard to get up so early and memorizing 100 + student names has been brutal, but other than that I love it so far. I couldn't even contemplate going back to school until I'd had my BA for a few years. I was so burnt out after college. Eating well is going to be the issue. I don't want to start eating fast food all the time because I don't have time to cook. Luckily I think the hubs is going to be pretty supportive for the duration of this semester.

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  7. Not going to lie, I thought this was going to be a pregnancy post, lol. πŸ™‚ Anyway, congrats on the new gig…hope it's all smooth sailing. πŸ™‚ My lil one just started kindergarten, and it's been a big transition for all of us, as well, but I can't imagine managing that many kids all day. Good luck!

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