Tomorrow is my first day at my new school--and like a little kid, I'm so excited that I can't sleep! I've met a few people, and everyone has been really nice to me. We had an in-service today on the projection system--it makes the white boards like "smart boards" but you can still write on them, too--and I have to admit that I was looking at the men in the room. There weren't many, but it's nice to have those options!
I also drove by a little house that's for sale. It's VERY inexpensive--and my friend Dorothy and I are going to take a look at it tomorrow. From the outside, it looks pretty good...there's a small broken window and it needs a little TLC, but it's really cute. I hope it looks that good inside! I've seen pictures online, and of course, pictures can lie...
I am SO grateful for the opportunity to continue my reinvention. I had a phone call today from the former principal of Nash Central who moved to the middle school. He had a last-minute opening and wanted to offer me the job. I told him I had accepted a position, and he sounded genuinely disappointed. He told me that if my circumstances change to call him! It was really good for my ego, especially when he told me that he had wanted to hire me that first meeting we had when the opening wasn't even "official"!
Still, I feel like I made the right decision in choosing South Central. Today, I went to my storage locker and took a big load of books and other paraphernalia to school and started to set up my room. I went tonight and picked up another load to take tomorrow. It feels so great to be setting up a new classroom!! And tonight, one of my former students wrote me a note on Facebook telling me how great a teacher she thinks I am. It was super complimentary--and it brought tears to my eyes.
I'm so excited about this new beginning. If you had told me last year at this time where I would be, what I would weigh, what size I'd be wearing, I'd have told you that you were crazy! No where in my crystal ball did I see THIS coming!