First I'd like to apologize for not posting in about a month. With the recent cancer diagnosis of my dear friend I have been trying to be as supportive to her as possible and it keeps me away from the computer (which sometimes can be a good thing once in a while). So anyway I will make my update short and sweet, so you can finally relax knowing that I am alive and well!
1. In honor of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I'd share this story.. My friend is doing very well, thank you all for your supportive comments and notes and inspirational stories. I got my hair cut the other day and they were doing an interesting fundraiser called Hair for Hope. You donate $10 and get a free pink hair extension. Since I am not working right now, that story is next, I decided to go for it. If I could post a picture, or knew how to blur out my face, I would be happy to share it. Anyway, I thought this was a cute and different way to show support for those affected by the disease. It is also a great conversation starter--trust me. Check it out here. Also, just a suggestion, if you know any young/teenage girls, show this to them. It may inspire the next great trend in fundraising.
2. I left my job at the preschool where I was teaching/directing. It was a wonderful school and I loved loved loved the children and other teachers, but I got an opportunity of a lifetime and couldn't turn it down..to hear more about it, read on!
3. I am moving on Tuesday to New Zealand where I will live and teach for 3 months. I know, seems crazy, but trying to find a teaching job in a public school right now is just not for me! I researched volunteer projects and found one that was flexible with time (I didn't want to be away that long) and involved something I love (teaching young underprivileged children in a foreign country) So although some may think I am running away from the difficult job-searching that has been my life, it is just a change I need right now that will hopefully give me a more positive attitude about working (and life) when I return
4. I solemnly swear to try to post as often as possible when I am away. I will keep your updated on my whereabouts, stories about my job, and traveling tips!
Thank you all for understanding why I have been out of touch and I apologize and look forward to sharing my new adventures with you!