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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Seriously! We are now down to the very end of the school year and I’m 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 – I’m pretty excited but overwhelmed! Currently I am the ONLY special education teacher in a K-12 school with 800 kids. It’s 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. It’s frustrating. Two weeks ago, I accepted a job at an elementary school. It’s K-6 with 500 students. There are 500 kiddos and 3.5 special education teachers. I’m 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 I’m ready for a new adventure.

I have a ton on my plate right now and I’m trying to take a lot of deep breaths. I haven’t been to yoga for months (I feel like crap) my weight is still the same though. I’m just taking it one day at a time at this point trying to make it through! I have an unexpected roommate and I’m trying to pack up both my classroom and my house so yup, I’m a stressball.

As for the half-marathon. Well, it’s not happening. Sadly, I’ve been a stress ball for the last four months and it’s 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 didn’t get the $7 insurance now! I’m not going to just walk it. I didn’t put in the effort and I didn’t train for it and I don’t deserve a medal for half-a$$ing it.

That’s it in a nutshell for right now – I’m alive, kicking and trying to get myself organized and breathing. A lot.
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    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 $$.
    2830 days ago
    Congrats on the new job. it sound good, even with the tress to start.
    2840 days ago
    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
    2841 days ago
    Amen on the deep breaths! I can see you in Cheyenne!
    2841 days ago
    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!
    2841 days ago
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