A Teacher’s Day In The Life (23): Updates and All the Feels

With the baby on the way (Actually, he may be here by the time you read this!), I think it’s appropriate to give you some updates on the various happenings around here.

I was able to get a full refund and take care of that pyramid scheme I fell for in December.  That was really exciting.  I was worried, and I felt like an idiot.  But we got it taken care of.  I know we talk about this with our students, but falling for social media is no joke.

 

Lately I’ve found myself missing teaching quite a bit.  I miss the predictability.  I know that sounds oxymoronic when talking about teaching.  I just mean I miss the schedule, the going to a desk every day, the getting work done.  It’s hard to do that when you’re at home.  I know it’s possible, but I haven’t quite figured all that out yet.

I miss having an impact on the students.  I’m sure I would be very frustrated in the classroom, listening to all of the adolescent opinions, given our current political climate.  But I miss being in the middle of all that.  I’ve been in my own little bubble for too long.

I am also feeling really disappointed in myself that I haven’t found a way to contribute to our household income yet.  I was so hoping I’d be able to make something of my personal blog.  I still truly believe in it, and I don’t plan on giving it up.  It’s just been difficult to find time to work on it as consistently as I need to because of this pregnancy.   This one was harder on my body than I was expecting.

I don’t know.  I will figure it out.  It is taking me way longer than I thought it would to maintain a good routine.  And it’s all going to change in a couple weeks!  Ah!

I have some ideas, though, for when things settle.  I’ll look deeper into tutoring and actually advertise myself.  I think Teachers Pay Teachers might be a great option for me.  And I still want to pursue my blog.  All of those will take time to build, of course, but I feel like they’re the best courses of action for the time being – unless we get to a point where I HAVE to get a real job, anyway.  I will keep you posted.

For now, this is what’s happening in our little corner of the world.  Soon, it will be chaos again, in all the best ways.  I’ll send pictures of our little man when he makes his debut. J