Thursday, August 15, 2013

That August Feeling

15 days ago, when the calendar turned to August, I had the typical "wow, summer is flying by" feeling in the pit of my stomach. 

But, this year, the feeling is so, so different than the one I had last year around this time. 

Last year, when August arrived, the panic set in and so did the fear. Time was ticking down, would I find a job, would I get to teach? Every day, I felt more and more gutted.
But we all know that the stars aligned and I had an amazing and rewarding year last year. Amazing to look back now, from where I stand, and see how far I have come.

I've spent the summer planning and finding new and fun ways to teach rather than submitting resumes and applications and sitting on my hands waiting.
It's amazing. I count my blessings every time I pin an educational idea or when I respond to an email from school.

Two very different summers of effort towards the same dream.  Last summer, the determination and belief something would come along has resulted in spending this summer getting my classroom prepared for a whole new crop of 3rd graders.

I'm so grateful to be in this position, here's to a marvelous year ahead!
Little by Little

13 thoughts on the matter:

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

I'm glad that things worked out for you. It's horrible to look for work.

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I remember last summer so well, and how everything came together in the 11th hour so to speak. Then, we were privileged to watch your year! Can't wait to see what this year holds.

Nancy said... {Reply}

I remember your posts about this time last year and how happy we all were about your new position. :)

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Tamar, isn't it just amazing what a difference one year can make in our life?? I am so happy for you, you can read the happy spirit in your words.

Happily Ever Hafter said... {Reply}

The H6 is so super proud of their one and only MAR!!!

Melissa Bliss Rich said... {Reply}

What a wonderful feeling! I'm so happy for you!!

Rebecca said... {Reply}

Yay, I used to teach. When I would go to school I felt like I was a kid playing school. That is how much I loved it. So glad for a more settled year for you.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

So exciting- I love your color coded marker cups. So cute!!!

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Cream always rises to the top...you are proof :)

Nicole Bryce-Sharron said... {Reply}

So so happy things worked out in the end! I remember reading about how worried you were with the job hunt. And now? look at you! go girl!

Leanne Coppola said... {Reply}

Refreshing comments from an educator! You have lucky students. I am married to a principal and teachers like you are appreciated beyond words! Have a great year!!!

Leanne Coppola said... {Reply}

Refreshing comments from an educator! You have lucky students. I am married to a principal and teachers like you are appreciated beyond words! Have a great year!!!

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

Each year of teaching got more fun and more creative, I hope you have a wonderful year ahead!