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Where does the time go?

Thursday, May 16, 2013



Seriously! We are now down to the very end of the school year and Iím scrambling to get everything done that I need to as well as pack up my room to move to Cheyenne. I will feel a lot better as soon as the contract arrives and I am good to go to teach in Wyoming.

So yes, I got a job in Cheyenne Ė Iím pretty excited but overwhelmed! Currently I am the ONLY special education teacher in a K-12 school with 800 kids. Itís a little daunting. It keeps me on my toes. I feel defeated for not being able to do more for my students. I love it. Itís frustrating. Two weeks ago, I accepted a job at an elementary school. Itís K-6 with 500 students. There are 500 kiddos and 3.5 special education teachers. Iím not going to know what to do with myself. A team! People to help! My own room. I know there are going to be a lot of challenges but Iím ready for a new adventure.

I have a ton on my plate right now and Iím trying to take a lot of deep breaths. I havenít been to yoga for months (I feel like crap) my weight is still the same though. Iím just taking it one day at a time at this point trying to make it through! I have an unexpected roommate and Iím trying to pack up both my classroom and my house so yup, Iím a stressball.

As for the half-marathon. Well, itís not happening. Sadly, Iíve been a stress ball for the last four months and itís taken all of my energy just to keep afloat at work and in my personal life. So it will have to wait. Sad that I didnít get the $7 insurance now! Iím not going to just walk it. I didnít put in the effort and I didnít train for it and I donít deserve a medal for half-a$$ing it.

Thatís it in a nutshell for right now Ė Iím alive, kicking and trying to get myself organized and breathing. A lot.
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PENOWOK 5/27/2013 8:22AM

    Congrats on the job!! I hope you love it! I don't know where you have been working, but WY has the ability to provide you with what you need to help those lids. Elsewhere, people are cutting back like crazy for lack of money. I am lucky to be in a district that is getting a little more money (Rapid). I have been busting to get more grad credits to move up so spending less time on SP. Let me know if you need to a good source for grad credits at a bit less $$.

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SUSANBEAMON 5/17/2013 2:33AM

  Congrats on the new job. it sound good, even with the tress to start.

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OHMEMEME 5/16/2013 1:40PM

    Best wishes on the new job, new place, and new roommate. Just remember to take time and care for yourself amidst the choas. Time does fly...but when reality sets in you will feel much better if your health and weight are in check. You don't have to focus on loosing or even maintaining just keep up with most of the healthy habits and choices as much as possible so you have little or no regret. Remember that terrible, sinking feeling of weight gain is not a pleasant experience. I so agree with your comments of your last blog about the book on losing 10% then maintaining it. That concept helps us stay in the mode of making this a lifetime commitment. When you are ready, you will do it. LIfe is to be lived...embrace your new opportunities and find your joy!

I'm a teacher too. May is a looong month but oh how sweet are June and July! Have a great summer. emoticon

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KARENCRANER 5/16/2013 10:31AM

    Amen on the deep breaths! I can see you in Cheyenne!

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JAMIELOGICAL 5/16/2013 9:29AM

    Yikes! Sounds like you are a busy bee with a lot of changes coming your way. Wyoming huh? Well, unfortunately, my only memory of Wyoming is getting stuck there for several days when the transmission died on my husband's SUV on our way to Idaho. So, I have a pretty negative association with the state. But I do remember it being very beautiful there in a wide open sort of way. We drove through Cheyenne, which everyone associated with rodeo, obviously, and I remember it seeming a little smaller than I expected.

Anyway, I'm sure you've done all your research about moving there and are excited/nervous. It sound like you job will be a LOT less stressful and that sounds like what you need, because you seem stressed to the max!

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