Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Timing is Everything.

While timing is important in running and training, this post is not really related to either.  (just a heads up)

It's no real secret that I left my high school teaching job,went to Spain for a few months, and have since been babysitting a few evenings a week.  A few weeks ago I was out with my longest friend whose bridal party I am in when I met one of the other bridesmaids she had mentioned that she really enjoyed subbing at a local private Montessori school.  Around this time I also was itching to get back into a classroom and start spending less time with the family that I babysit.  I googled the school, checked out the website and figured I would give it a shot.  After sending my resume and cover letter I received a response asking if I would be interesting in coming in within 24 hours of my email. Everything went well and my timing was lucky. That following week I received a call asking if I would be available to sub all week, as one of the teachers would be out.  One week led to two and I became quite the regular in terms of a sub.  What made my timing even more advantageous was that another teacher would be leaving at any day for maternity leave for the remainder of the year.  Since the head of the school was able to see my (mostly) smiling face for 10 straight days,  I was asked to cover the leave.  Timing was on my side.

With the full time offer (even if it only goes until June)  I have put in my notice at babysitting.  Which will mean I no longer have to work evenings and can meet up with friends during the week. However, these past 3 weeks during my transition have been exhasuting,  as I've been working with small children for nearly 50 hours a week.  My running has taken a passanger seat ( I'm still getting it done but certainly not with the intensity as before)  and I have very low expectations for my 5k this upcoming weekend.

But I have no complains, the change has happened at a great time as marathon training will start in May and I am finally back in a classroom.

6 comments:

  1. 50 hours a week with small children sounds exhausting. Substitute teaching and babysitting are both full-time jobs in my opinion so I don't know how you've managed to do both!

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  2. Congratulations on your job! Very exciting!!

    I bet you are glad to be done with the babysitting job, though, just so you can have some down time again.

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  3. It's great you are still finding any time to run, great job! And congrats on the teaching gig :-)

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    1. Thanks! Things are all falling back into place!

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  4. Life is so much more pleasant when you're doing something you love! Glad to hear you've got some good gigs going your way... running will fit in eventually. Dealing with kids for 50 hours a week would kill me, so more power to you!

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    1. Thanks! I am SO looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel :)

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