Saturday, August 25, 2012

Whew! These past few weeks...

I completely forgot that I never shared my good news with all of you!  I'm an infant teacher; I got a new job at the beginning of August.  That's why I haven't been blogging much.  I've been pretty exhausted after work.

I pretty much felt like this when I got the job offer!

I get to interact with twelve little ones between the ages of 8 weeks and 15 months.  They are a handful, but there are three teachers (me included) in the room. It can be overwhelming and I always leave work with various bodily fluids dried on my clothing.  Yep, babies are messy.  But I really love my job.  I'm sure I will have some great little anecdotes to share about the silly things little ones do.  Despite the screaming and crying, rocking a little infant to sleep and having them in your arms makes the day worth it.

Sorry that I haven't been keeping up on reading all your blogs!  *embarrassed look*  I am definitely planning on catching up sometime soon!  Once I get a little more settled, I will have more time for writing and for reading all of your lovely blogs. 

I'm still writing and slowly making headway with "Unless", the companion novel to "Nameless".  I sent a few queries and got a few rejections, but I'm not bothered by them.  I will keep pushing forward.

Hope you are all doing well!  Tell me what exciting has been happening for you!

15 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you love your job! Good luck with balancing blogging, working, and writing. It may be challenging, but I'm sure you'll make it work.

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    1. Thanks Laura! It is going to be a challenge, but I think it will be a good one. :) I'm looking forward to it. I just have to find a way to organize my time better! :)

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  2. Oh the work pangs! At least you love your job and yes, babies are so fun to be around. Hope your weekends allows you to rest some!

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    1. Thanks! My weekends are definitely restful and I WILL get back to your email this weekend! Sorry I'm so slow!

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  3. Ooooh, babies all day, but a decent night;s sleep? Awesome!

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    1. I do get a decent nights sleep and get to play with babies! It is pretty great! Thanks Andrea!

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  4. Congratulations on your job! I'm glad to hear it's going well. :)

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  5. Congratulations. That picture made me laugh so much, it's pretty much like me all the time ;) x

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  6. Congratulations on your new job! You are doing important work - every day parents are trusting you to take care of their little ones and you are making a difference for those families! We were lucky to have an amazing group of teachers at the preschool for our kids and we still keep in touch with many of them. I wish you the best with your new balancing act. Babies are exhausting! :)

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  7. Sounds like great news! I'm sure it's tiring but equally satisfying

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  8. Congrats on the new job! I'm sure the parents are thrilled to have someone so loving to care for their kiddos.

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  9. So happy to hear you are enjoying your new job!

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  10. congrats on the cool job--i know you are simply exhausted at days end!

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  11. I thought teenagers were exhausting, but I'm sure screaming babies are worse! Congrats, though, and it's great that you love it :-)

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