Today is back to school for not only my son but for me. For the first time in three years, I’ll be working in the schools in a permanent job, not subbing. All I want to know is where did the summer go.
I feel like the ten weeks since May 27 sped by. Those ten weeks came and went quickly. My summer wasn’t the greatest so I’m glad it moved along in a way.
But by the end, summer brought a serious change for me, one that will hopefully bring me more books and short stories and who knows what else.
More time for writing
After two years of trying, I got a new job outside of the home, giving me the opportunity to stop working two little part-time jobs and work one bigger job. I’ll have more time for my freelance writing and editing business.
I’m over the top excited about the endless possibilities I will have now. I haven’t had an afternoon after school since I quit working at our local high school almost three years ago. My mind is overwhelmed thinking about everything I can do now, things I’ve been wanting to do for a while.
The biggest thing I can’t stop thinking about is how much more time I will have to write and edit. I will keep pushing to build my business. It’s been slow, but working two part-time jobs some day was hard. I spent more time outside the house than I did at my house.
I’ve gotten behind in a writing challenge I’m doing right now. But I hope to catch up with it this week since I have extra time. I have caught up some, but I still have things I need to be doing.
I want to market my business more and get more editing jobs as well. As I’ve shared with you before, I want to make this a full-time job so I can travel more and sit on the beach, enjoying the ocean breezes.
New school year
I can’t even begin to say how excited I am to have this opportunity to be working for the school district again. I have missed working with the high school students, and while my job is a bit different than when I left, I will still be working with high schoolers.
While I start back as staff, my son is starting his junior year. Where has the time gone is a question that pops into my head, one that I’ve seen asked numerous times elsewhere.
When my children were born, people told me, “You’d better enjoy them while they’re young. They grow up quick.” I didn’t believe them, or I didn’t want to believe them. But they were right.
Time does fly way faster than I wanted it. Of course, I couldn’t control that, but wouldn’t it have been nice if I could have?
I hope this new school year does bring me new writing opportunities, and I hope I can enjoy my son more as he becomes an upperclassman.