It's been a week since I wrote last and what a week it has been! I have three announcements, and one is obviously the most important, so I'll start there:
(1) my best friend, Kristen had her baby on Thursday! She was nearly 41 weeks when he made his debut, but he came out at a PERFECT 7 lbs 7 oz. Baby Clayton is a GORGEOUS newborn! I can't wait to meet him next week.
It makes me sentimental to see this picture ... just a few short 10 months ago, I was taking a very similar picture with Liliana (except I didn't look nearly as poised as Kristen!)!
(2) Remember how I mentioned I had a job interview in Little Rock a few weeks ago? Well, I stayed rather mum on it, but now I can give you more (not complete disclosure) but more information. I interviewed for what honestly, would be my DREAM job. This school is ridiculously nice and pristine, the kids were brilliant, and the goal of the school awe-inspiring. I went for a THREE hour interview. I interviewed with the head of school, head of upper school, head of middle school, and head of an academic achievement center. I left hoping, praying, whatever else you can do, that I would get this job. The head of school mentioned quite a few things he'd want me to do, and I had some that I wanted more than others, but more than anything, I just wanted to be THERE. The next day, they called and wanted me to audition and teach a 40 minute class on Free Enterprise (Economics). I immediately went to work and made a funny and cute power point, made a handout, and study guide for the students. The last few weeks I've been SO anxious to hear back. We've been going back and forth talking and finally I heard on Friday and it looks good! I'll be teaching Economics, Music theory (I minored in music), AND do any legal work that would come up. It truly is perfect. I get to use my passion for teaching, my love of music, AND my law degree to work! How PERFECT!
(3) LAST, after MUCH consideration, I have decided to give the Monday Minute a break. Honestly, I have a TON of stuff going on and it's so difficult to find time to do it. PLUS, I feel like I don't get to blog about things I WANT to blog about anymore since I know I have the responsibility of the Monday Minute. I've been straying from things I WANT to write about for some reason and have felt rather unmotivated by my blog for the last few months. I used to LOVE writing on my blog and the last few months, it has felt like a burden more than anything. I want to go back to my days of carefree writing and I think eliminating the Monday Minute for a while (or maybe indefinitely) is a good first step at accomplishing this. If someone WANTS to take over the MM, just comment or email me. I'd completely understand. I hope you guys understand. I'm going to start being ME more. I want to write about what has been going on in our lives more: how distraught and concerned I am about the fact that our home is still on the market, how excited and yet financially worried I am about preparing and moving in to our next home, how I often feel like a bad Mother, etc. I need to write about those things, and starting soon, I'll hopefully get back to that. Stay tuned.
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