So I’m leaving teaching. I do not like it. I’m not going to finish up the certification to finish out my Masters in the content (it’s pricey and involves lots of jumping through ridiculous hoops, as NYS is prone to require of it’s working people). I will not do this job again. I don’t like it…it’s boring and my brain needs some intellectual stimulation. And crap. I feel like I’ve been off half the year. I thought I had minimal social interaction as a scientist, but there is even less as a teacher. Unless you count my silly teenage Chemistry students. Teaching college was fun…this, well I don’t even know what I would categorize this as.
I’m going back to my old job. I had an “interview” on Monday. It went remarkably well. It was to work for two new investigators coming in…on a new system, a parasite that is a tremendous problem for developing countries. And to be their lab manager for both labs. It sounded like such a good fit and I even broached the whole possiblity of working part-time status, with 3 ten hour days and it was not dismissed…even stated as a very likely possiblity. Also, it wouldn’t need me on regular schedule until some point in August, so I could still have this summer off with my girl. It all sounds so good…the three days a week I work, B will have to get a sitter who can pick her up from school and stay with her for an hour or two. And she’ll have to get up for school and get dressed, since I’ll leave before she’s up, three days a week. We talked about it and she’s fine, since I’ll be home two more days a week now. She’s going to be ten when this all happens and my husband will make sure she’s up and fed for school. He already drops her at her Daddy’s house so he can bring her to school each day. Hopefully this all falls into place as nicely as it sounds. I’m so excited to get back to work. And very grateful to all the people who are helping to make that happen.
And hopefully, I’ll have lots more time to blog!