This year, I was able to obtain a new teaching position at the school where I already worked at as a teacher assistant. Nearing the end of the first 9 wks, I finally feel comfortable. The first three weeks felt like pure hell and I didn’t feel like a teacher at all. But now, I’ve found my groove and things have started to settle down. With that being said, many of my projects, including my novel have had to take a seat on the back burner because I needed to focus completely on figuring out just how in the world was I going to work this teaching gig. But I think I have it mostly figured out so it’s time to get back at it.
I wish I could share the pictures of my kids with you guys, they are something else. But I have to respect their privacy. However, they are the cutest little demons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. ha ha
Oh dear lord, what a crazy two weeks. I haven’t accomplished anything and yet so much has happened to me.
I’m written up to the climax of my newest novel Time of Prophecy. I decided to take a step back and visually story board it. You see when I write it tends to play out like a movie in my head. If I’m coming up on a complex or difficult scene, I just let it run in my head and gleam information that way. It helps a little. Any who, while I was taking time out for that, the shit hit the proverbial fan…but in a good way.
As many of you may remember, I work as a Teacher’s Assistant in special needs and was working on getting my teaching license. At the end of the last school year I decided that I was going to stay in special needs. I love those kids and I love what I do. So I put out my resume. When I didn’t hear anything back I started to feel discouraged, but then I got a call from my principal. The teacher in the other classroom had left and he since he knew I was looking for a teaching position he offered me hers. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t want to leave the school because I love everyone there and I have an awesome Special needs team. So I have all that craziness going on while I learn about the children I’m responsible for and setting my my classroom.
On top of that, I’m currently recovering from having some cysts removed from my ovaries to see if that will help me and my husband conceive. The incisions still bleed a little when I move around a lot and I’m in the itching phase of healing.
Then, on top of everything else, my husband and I are looking to purchase our first home. The market is tough and it’s proving difficult to find homes in the area we want.
It was only today that I realized that I haven’t even thought of my novel, writing, or anything else for a while now. I have to finish writing before school starts and still go through the final editing stage. I edit as I go.
I have this book, a children’s book, that I have been working on for longer than I should have. It’s not that I’m struggling with it or anything, it’s just that I don’t have a deadline for it. The thing is, I only work on it in between projects. I feel terrible about it.
You see, when I published my first book, my students were ecstatic and wanted to read it. Their little faces fell when I told them that it was an adult book and they couldn’t. They turned those puppy eyes on me and begged me to write them one they could read. Honestly, could you say no to twenty-five ten year olds?
But sadly I have been neglecting this story. It’s basically done, I just need to finish polishing it and then send it off the editor.
A while back I was approached by Webucator and asked if I could do a post about the importance of getting a solid education. They also wanted me to provide information for veterans to use should they decide to enroll in their programs. Now I feel like I must say that they are not paying me to say anything and I am doing this of my own free will. When I got out I tried to find a job and it didn’t work. Luckily I had the GI bill, which offered some money, and my husband was still in. I took advantage of that and went to school. I earned my degree and with that degree I was able to get a job. The school that I went to had online degrees which worked out well for me because I didn’t have to transfer schools every time my husband got a new duty station. This is similar to what Webucator offers. They have programs that you can do online as a class or on your own. They offer training courses on web design and security as well as management. It’s at least worth a look if you’re struggling to find your place in the civilian world. The person who contacted me also informed me that they also will help you create your resume which we all know is crucial for getting an interview. I applied for jobs for two years with no success while I was in school. Then I tweaked my resume to fit my new skills and to make it stand out. Three months later I had two interviews which turned into a position. If you are not a vet, I would still recommend checking these people out, sometimes we all have to go off into a new direction to make our lives better. For my fellow vets and their families, if you decided that Webucator is something for you then sign up for the self paced courses and enter the promo code VETERAN. This will allow you to take the courses for FREE!
Times are tough and any little bit that you can do to put yourself ahead of the game is at least worth a going over. And to the rest of you who are not veterans, should you come across one who is struggling to find a job could you let them know. I would appreciate it and I know that they would as well. Take care everybody.