Well, it turns out that I’ve been blessed once again with another year of semi-unemployment. I say “semi” for a several of reasons. First, I am actually doing some work from home right now, which does bring in a little income. Second, in another month or so I might actually spend a good portion of my day in an office working. Third, I’ve enrolled in college…again…for a second Masters degree. And, fourth, I am, of course, a mom, so unemployment never really means not working.

I did say that I had been “blessed,” with this condition, didn’t I? I have to look at it that way, or else I might cry a little. I would love to be back in the classroom this year teaching students and watching them grow. However, because of this unexpected bump in the road, I will actually get to take my daughter to the first day of Kindergarten and pick her up when school is over. AND, when I start working in the office, my hours will be such that I will still be able to drop her off and pick her up at school every day! How awesome is that?!? If I were teaching this year, I would miss this, as well as most of the school activities, and she would have to be dropped off and picked up by a daycare! (Don’t get me wrong, I know that this is a necessity for a lot of people, and it usually would be for us, as well, but I feel so happy to get to take her and pick her up every day!) I’ll still have my baby at home with me every day until I start working in the office. It will also be nice to spend some one-on-one time with her, since she’s never really had much of that.

So, I will be very busy working and learning this year, just not in the way that I had imagined. I hope this means that I have time to keep up with this blog after having had a lovely summer vacation with very little thought about writing. Now I’m off to pack my daughter’s lunch box for her first day of Kindergarten!


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