There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.~Nelson Mandela
Busy Couple Of Months
Doug and I have been away for a couple months… As we shared in a past post, I landed a job as a middle school art teacher.
It didn’t work out as I had hoped. The position I had was with a special program for students who are at least two years behind their grade level. In reality, it is a dumping ground for students who get kicked out of the other schools in the county.
I was physically assaulted twice and had my materials stolen. The students regularly spit on my desk and had zero respect for me. At the end, they began making up stories about how I was saying racist comments to them and told the other teachers and administrators this.
I had to resign… And so did three other teachers. It is a small program so that represents about 25 percent of the teaching staff. I see the positions are still open on the county job board…
Life Can’t Be Planned All The Time
So, I’m kind of back where I was a couple months ago. I’m applying for many different jobs just so I can get some income flowing… It’s a bit scary and nerve wracking…
I thought I planned out my life, but life didn’t cooperate. There are still lessons for me to learn I guess. I wish I wasn’t so thick headed about it!
Back to the starting line… I missed my blog and all of my friends here. I’ll be catching up over the next few days, in between applying for jobs removing barnacles from whale bellies and selling fur coats to polar bears… Whatever makes money, or so goes the advice that is freely shared with me.
I still think there’s a way to make a living doing what you love… I just haven’t figured out how yet. Maybe I need to re-read my Finding Your Path In Life series and finish the Connect With Your True Self series…