Bigger fan of the son than the video, but I might just need the latter to grow on me. I just stumbled onto this on the radio. Not sure how it will go over with the 1’s of people who check the videos. Whatever since this is the topic of the post.
Sadly, I have no author updates to give. I haven’t done any writing, outlining, editing, brainstorming, proofreading, tinkering, or any real promotions this week. I was too busy with everything else and I’m still feeling a little too off-kilter to touch my ideas for very long. Yeah, not the happiest thing to say, but I’m not going to hide the fact that I’m still coming to terms with the changes. People keep telling me that I’ll be able to make time, but I spent 10 years being told that and it never came true. It all depends on the job I get as well. One that leaves me exhausted by the end of the day and takes my weekends will make it much more difficult than a job that doesn’t wear me down to the bone and suck up all of my time. Keep in mind that I would want time with my family as well, so the writing would come in third.
Anyway, I’m working hard on getting the certification for Teaching Assistant. I finish the workshops on Monday, take the certification test on Wednesday, and get my fingerprints done on Thursday. I’m confident that I’ll pass the test, which means I have to figure out what the next step is. That seems to be applying for jobs, so I’ll be working on a cover letter to go with my resume. I’m hoping to find an ‘in’ as well and I’ve applied to be a school monitor in case the TA job takes longer to get. A challenge is going to be that we’re already a month into the school year, so I don’t know how many openings will be around. Needless to say, I’m getting nervous and will be doing some phone calls to see if I can submit prior to the test. Another issue is that getting the transcripts from my time in an Educator Preparation program might be a bigger difficulty than I expected.
Not really sure what else to talk about, which makes me feel like I’m being a bad blog host here. My life isn’t the type of excitement that would have people riveted. It’s been practice tests, doctor appointments, and Yom Kippur. Nobody really needs to hear about how I was really hungry on Wednesday and almost didn’t make it. Or that I was playing ‘Castlevania: Symphony of the Night’ and my old fingers can’t do the spells any more. I have to depend on dropped healing items and dodging instead of the Soul Steal move that used to be so easy. My son starts chorus this week and possibly violin since it’s the first full week of school for him. No more holidays until the second week of October. Excitement abounds . . . somewhere in the world, but not really here.
Well, that’s really it. Maybe I’ll get my head and heart together to start editing since I can’t do much beyond submitting to job openings. At least once I do the workshops, test, and fingerprinting. So, what are the goals?
- Take and pass the Teaching Assistant certification test.
- Complete DASA workshop.
- Get fingerprinted.
- Write cover letter (Yikes!).
- Submit to job openings.
- Possibly start editing a book.
- Handle personal stuff.