Life design 101... (aka "jumping ship"!)


20120817-194250.jpgThis week has been my first at a new teaching job. It's been a true breath of fresh air and an inspiration in every sense of the word. Side note: need some inspiration? Check out children inspire design and the shine project.

Ok, back to my story... I had been VERY nervous about basically "jumping ship" with a major life decision this past spring when I, indeed, jumped ship. Change scares the bejesus out of me sometimes and I felt like I had finally lost it this July when it hit me that I was leaving a job I love, with coworkers I adore, and students who made me realize that I had indeed chosen a vocation (ps- its genetic! My grandma and aunts are teachers, thanks a lot, guys!) and not just a job.

But, there's this little face I needed to see more, I did it. Love will make you do the darnedest things! I switched a hellish commute for a short one so that I could snuggle a bit more and spend non-commuting time with my favorite pigtail-wearing giggle-monster. I traded the Babysitter literally sent down from heaven (contact me if you need someone near DC because this woman is truly amazing...) for a (gasp!) stranger. It was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make,'s feeling good.

So, I leave you with this little story and no results. But maybe someone else out there who's about to splash into the water after jumping will feel a bit of solidarity.




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Tuesday Book List...

I like to make a list sometimes of books that I would like to read or re-read in the coming months (nerd alert!) and wanted to see what you guys think! ย Any good "must reads" out there that I haven't considered? Currently re-reading "The Catcher in the Rye" - I love re-reading books that I sort of read (and often not at all) in high school to see how my perspective has changed :)

Here is my "Reading List" (very official sounding):

"The Dirty Life" by Kristin Kimball

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon

Re-read List:

"Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf

"Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy