Monday, September 26, 2011

The Big Elephant in Blogland...

a.k.a. The J-O-B.

A long while ago I alluded to a job that I had procured.  Well it is true, I am a contributing member of society once again.  While I wish I could tell you that I landed my dream job teaching 4th grade...I can't.

I am working as a special ed. paraprofessional in a small (i.e. one-school) town.  This means that I spend my day in second grade providing extra support for a few students while also doing a lot of clerical (read: photocopying) work.  It is not my ideal job by any means.  The kids are too young...the school is too small...I am not in charge.  But I am making it work.  I like the people I work with and while the work is quite tedious, it gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning (and hopefully some networking possibilities).

I am so ready to just be a teacher.  I'm going to be awesome.  I just need to find my way into a classroom.  This job is a step down from being a classroom teacher with a salary hourly rate that reflects that.  I am not psyched that I am going to turn 29+1 working as an aide but it is what it is.  I am trying to make the most of it.  I smile a lot.  I offer to help anyone with anything.  I make A LOT of photocopies and I'm going to teach myself how to use a Smart there's that.


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