2012 has been the best year of my life! I ran a half-marathon in May and then did a sprint triathlon in July. I was never a runner or someone who exercised much when I was younger. There were lots of changes in my life a few years back and I began to exercise and workout and I have found it to be very therapeutic and I can't imagine not running or working out. My newest obsession is CrossFit! I love it! But man it's intense...And paleo? Gosh I really think it would do wonders but turns out I'm addicted to sugar.
Anyway back to why this is the best year of my life. Not only did I do all these things I never thought I would be into or enjoy, I was starting to think teaching wasn't my thing :( I have been the picture of perseverance however, refusing to give up in my search to get a teaching job. Well it seems hard to believe that I'm working on my first quarter report cards with all I've been through.
My dream came true at the end of June when I got the call that I had been waiting for! "We think you would be prefect for our 3rd grade position..." I cried on the phone! Completely unprofessional right? But I couldn't help myself. I graduated from college in 2008 and have been working in schools and apply for jobs in just about every district I could find. I was VERY fortunate to get a job in my hometown where I'd like to raise my own family someday. I didn't have to move to a strange place or leave my support system behind. Thank goodness!
My teaching job for the this year is half-time only and I teach in the afternoon. I have a great co-teacher and I work with a great and wonderfully supportive grade-level team. I'm thankful for them everyday! Next year full time...but right now? Happy :)