Yes. It has begun. I almost have an entire school year under my belt. It is really hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly.
In fact, this time last year, I still didn’t even know if I would HAVE a full-time teaching job for the 2010-2011 school year. I did not get the call from my now principal until June 11. Yes. I remember the exact date. It was quite a memorable time for me.
I had been waiting for the phone call.. for weeks now. My demo lesson was in the first week of May – and was told I would hear in 3-4 weeks. Um. It was more then 4 weeks. AND once I hit the 4 week mark, I got super nervous.
But then – that night.. June 11.. I was standing in the kitchen in chatting with my mother.. and my phone rang. It was the school. “Omigod, Omigod, OMigod… it’s them, it’s them, it’s them..”
When I received my offer.. I was legit jumping up and down like a mad woman (landing a quietly as possible because I was still on the phone, of course)…
And as soon as I ended the call.. the waterworks began. It was SO emotional for me. It isn’t the best job market for teachers.. budgets being cut every year and what not.. Not too many schools are on the hunt for new hires. It was a big deal.. (mind you Justin and I were in the middle of our house hunting… and the permanent second income.. meant SO much..)
I am pretty sure everyone in my family had tears in their eyes, too! It was a very emotional and joyous occasion for all of us!
So – with that in mind – I want to soak up and ENJOY every last day of my FIRST YEAR.. because nothing will ever be quite like it..
I started off my day with the usual:
Overnight Oats with Berries…
I was then given an oh-so-lovely gift by one of my students this morning:
I mean.. how did she KNOW that I can get a little crazy when it comes to jelly beans. To stop myself from eating an entire bag by Friday – I have decided that these will be jellybeans to share with the entire class ( me included.. I AM a part of the class after all…)
I also got back into one of my favorite snacks that has so many health benefits:
By recess time, I was seriously debating whether or not I should wait until like 6 or 7 to run.. since it was super hot and humid.. but ultimately, I decided I just needed to go as soon as I got home.
Since it was sunny and I need to protect my eyes and skin.. I sported a VISOR for the first time.
I liked how it kept the sun out of my eyes and I didn’t feel like I was squinting the entire time I ran..
However, upon returning home, I realized I was in such a frenzy about the visor.. I completely forgot to wash off my make-up. Hello Raccoon Eyes! Woops 🙂 !
4 Miles! 8:20 Average Pace
- Mile 1: 8:21
- Mile 2: 8:19
- Mile 3: 8:24
- Mile 4: 8:15