Portland, Maine Photographer :: Thoughts on another school year

For those of you who don’t already know, photography isn’t my only passion. I am a full time high school science teacher, and I adore every minute of it, except for the bad minutes :p

I feel so blessed and fortunate to have chosen a career that allows me to pursue a second career along with it. I have summers and weekends off, and vacations throughout the year. It really gives me the chance to throw myself into my business. In just a few short weeks, another school year is starting, and I will be teaching at a new school! This will be my second year of teaching, and I am hoping with everything I am that it will go smoothly. My first year was pretty intense, and although I wouldn’t trade it for the world, I don’t ever want to experience that again, haha. I am feeling so incredibly excited for this coming school year and all the opportunities it brings! I am BEYOND excited about the technology that will be available to myself and my students and I can’t wait to really explore all the amazing options for my classroom!

A recent facebook status of mine sums it up pretty well: “Last year, upon graduation, I was completely okay with not teaching right away. I wasn’t sure if it was something I truly wanted to do. I think it was mostly because I was exhausted, and didn’t know what it was like to not follow a plan, or do something because I felt I had to. Needless to say, my first year of teaching was pretty brutal. Lots of bad times, but also a TON of good times. I learned more in my first year of teaching than I ever thought possible.

But now, as I am preparing to go into my second year of teaching at a new school, I feel more excited than I have ever been to be a teacher. It’s almost as if I’m finally experiencing the excitement that new first-year teachers feel. I’m so excited for everything that this new job holds for me, and to see how I feel by the time it’s all done.

The only thing I hope is that this year goes a little more smoothly than the last. Either way, I’m STOKED to be teaching this year, and can’t even wait!

Kind of funny how life plays with your emotions, isn’t it?”

Speaking of my classroom. It needed some work for my brain to be happy. I was unable to focus on working on my physical science curriculum (a new class for me this year!) until my classroom was all set up and good to go! It took a lot of clorox wipes, but I’m happy with it now 🙂 There are still some final details I need to add, but all of the major time consuming stuff is finally behind me!

The classroom before!

My classroom after! 🙂

2013-2014, I am ready for you!!

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You can usually find me adding books to my never-ending “to read” list; challenging myself to do things like not shop for a year; sneaking crispy m+ms from my secret hiding spot so I don’t have to share them with my daughter; and melting over seeing my children smiling at each other.

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