A couple of weeks ago I was listening to Pandora when this song came on. Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but I honestly love it.
It resonates with how I've been feeling lately in my professional and personal life.
I have been working insane hours (12 hours just at school and then I come home to do more) and always have something I need to be working on, but it is some of the most rewarding work I've ever done.
I love my job.
I love my kids.
I love my administrators.
The best part is that I feel appreciated and like I am exactly where I need to be.
I love teaching again.
I took Chloe for a small walk to the pond to take pictures today and since she was actually behaving and staying still, I decided to take pictures of her. Then of course a turtle decided to join us....
The past month has been insane (in the best way possible). I left my teaching job with the county and took a job with a charter school. Not only did I embark on a new adventure, but the school I signed up for is brand new. It's exciting and a bit tiring. I have put my heart and soul into my classroom- both in the room itself, the lessons, and especially getting to know my kids. It has by far been one of the best experiences of my life and worth the lack of sleep.
(above: Chloe running like crazy in my parent's backyard)
(above: reading- prepping myself for teaching reading)
(above: Austin's 30th birthday dinner with his family!!)
(above: my bulletin board, created by my awesome boyfriend and his awesome sister Ashley!!)
(above: food truck Sunday with some girl friends)
(above pictures: Auburn game- first of the season baby!!!)
(above: dinner with the girls and saying goodbye to Sarah)
Even though it's been a crazy time, I've also managed to make time for friends, family, and football!!! This past weekend I went to the first Auburn game of the season with Austin and his family. Talk about an amazing weekend- with some bumps of course, but overall wonderful.
So yes, I've been insanely busy, but that's not the whole truth as to why I haven't been blogging. I started this new blog with the hopes of turning it mainly into a blog showing my photography in hopes of making it a second career. However, this past month, after trying to get a friend to recommend me for a photography job, I was told no. The friend also made a comment that played into my insecurities of my photography work. Instead of rising above it, I let it bruise my ego and decided to take a break on taking pictures. Why I let one person's opinion matter so much is beyond me, except that it was my greatest fear with photography- that I am simply not good enough. I'm still struggling with this one..... and I don't know what this blog will look like anymore....