As most of you know, I'm starting my semester of student teaching today. Well, today is actually my student teaching orientation and tomorrow is my first day in the classroom. I'm excited and scared and, frankly, kind of ready for my graduate school program to be over with so I can call myself a real teacher and join the thousands of out-of-work teachers looking for a job. So I'm on the last leg of my master's degree journey and I know that it is going to be a stressful, extremely busy time in my life as I've decided to try to hold on to my current job on a part-time basis so I can, you know, eat.
Because I know there is a good chance I'm not going to have any time to myself, I know this blog is will probably suffer during this semester. I've spent the last week pre-writing some of the memes I participate in and writing some reviews, but I know there is no way I'll be able to keep up with this blog in the way I have in the past four months since I started it.
I just want to say I love all of my new blogger friends and being a part of this community. I appreciate every person who stops by and reads my little corner of the blog-sphere and the conversations we have in our comments and on Twitter. I'm going to try to keep up with it all as much as I can, but I have to be realistic about the amount of free time I'm going to have between teaching full time, helping with the school play (which is so bad-ass--my corroborating teacher runs the drama program and I get to help teach an acting class!), holding down two part-time jobs (I'll never relinquish my spot at the library), and my own class course load (I have to take some sort of student teaching seminar and also a special education case study class). Just thinking about it all makes me exhausted. But it is only for four months and after that I'll probably be unemployed so I'll have plenty of time to devote. God, I hope that's not true...
Anyway, thank you for all your support. Again, I love my place in this community and will do my best to keep in touch.
Wish me luck!!!