Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Time Flies..

Again, months have passed since I last posted, most of my readers have faded into nothingness.

I finally landed a teaching job about a month after my last post. I started working at an Autism day school. My students had severe Autism, severe cognitive disabilities, and very (VERY) severe behavior disorders. What did that mean for me? Four months of misery.

So, I kept searching for a different job and managed to land a new teaching position in a safer environment. I also had to take a huge pay cut to do it.

New job is o.k. - beginning to think maybe teaching isn't the place for me. Lots of stress, not much support, and everyone knows more than I do (or so they think). When you go into teaching, no one tells you you'll spend 14 - 16 hours per day, everyday of the school year just to keep your head above water. Summers? Vacations? That's when the rest of the stuff gets done that you don't have time for during the school year!

I have no life outside my job.