Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.~Denis Waitley
Summer time is winding down, at least in a family with teenagers and where one spouse teaches high school… My daughter is back from her six week visit with her mother. We, my step-daughter and I, picked her up from the airport on Sunday. Everyone will be going back to school in a couple weeks, except me.
While my daughter was gone, my niece gave birth to her new baby… Neither of my daughters met her yet, so we stopped by for a visit on the way home from the airport.
It’s three hours each way, and stopping off on the way home was a welcome relief from the relentless heat of a Florida summer.
My Niece is a teacher too, but she’s taking time off with the baby. Her life is forever altered with the arrival of the tiny poop machine. She has two already, so she knows what she’s in for, but there will still be changes.
My wife got a call this morning informing her she’ll be teaching Creative Writing instead of eleventh grade Standard English… Needless to say, she’s happy with this change!
Oh… My daughter now has a boyfriend up where her mother lives… A change I’m not happy about!
So, Why Not Me?
And here I sit… I’ve been neglecting my blog while enjoying the time off everyone else has… Something I have every day. It’s back to reality now though. Everyone else will be going back to their regular schedules… Except me.
I started this blog almost a year ago, hoping to make a living online. It hasn’t happened, YET, so I need to figure out how to make some income in the mean time.
I’m not on temporary disability anymore, so I’m burning up my savings while I figure out what the next step in my life will be.
I would be a teacher too, if someone would hire me… I’m eligible to teach Art, kindergarten through twelfth grade as well as Social Studies (which includes, history, geography, economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy and government) sixth through twelfth grades… I’ve been on dozens of interviews but no one will take a chance on hiring me with no teaching experience.
It’s All Good
Life is progressing as it should, even if I feel like it’s leaving me behind sometimes… I write about growth but I feel stuck right now. I’ll look at it as fodder for my blog… “How to get through being stuck in life, when you thought you already figured it out”…
Maybe that will be my next series of posts!
I’m not sure what tomorrow will bring, but I’m going to enjoy the rest of today…