Monday, March 18, 2024

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This Week's Newsletter

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What's new with Ashleigh?

Happy Monday. I know, I know. You were expecting to hear from me on Thursday, right? A million apologies, but my life has been a little crazy.

This story begins about a month ago, when I decided I needed to go back to work. I spent a couple of weeks getting the paperwork in order to renew my teaching certification, then spent another week applying for teaching positions. About three days after my certification was approved, I received a phone call from a principal. We spoke for about an hour and by the end he more or less had offered me the job. Of course, he needed to see me teach a sample lesson and get approval from the district, but he told me from the beginning he wanted me and really wasn't looking at any other candidates.

As fantastic as that was to hear, I hadn't expected things to move so quickly. He wanted me to start immediately, as his current teacher was leaving in less than two weeks. That gave me only a few days to figure out how to continue homeschooling my children for the remainder of the school year. (We hired a nanny.)

It took a little time for my background check to clear, but I started this past Wednesday. As you can imagine, I was a little too crazy to send this newsletter out that afternoon. Thursday, as soon as I got home from work, I had to turn around and take my daughter to an extended dance class. So by the time I got home Friday after school, I was so physically exhausted, I collapsed on the couch and watched TV with my girls for a couple of hours before going to bed early.

Okay. So maybe by Friday I had forgotten about this newsletter. But I remembered the next morning! So why didn't I send it?

Because this was a competition weekend. My daughter was scheduled Saturday and Sunday, right around noon, which meant she had to be at the theater (over an hour away from our home) by 10 in the morning. She had to stay for the awards in the evening and by the time we got home, well I was exhausted.

I'd like to say things will get better, but this new page in my life is definitely going to take some adjusting. So, while I will try to send out these newsletters every two weeks, they may run a few days late for the next month or two.

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