A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Monday, 24 November 2008
Day 55 of 365: My Trusty A to Z
In lieu of dropping breadcrumbs, I find this method more reliable.
I got two phone calls from Timeplan today. The first was to confirm some details about this coming Thursday and my post to cover Year 5. The second caught me off guard, having only just spoken to someone, and the conversation went a bit like this...
Me: Hello? PG: Hello Megan, it's PG from Timeplan. Another call today, how are you? Me: I'm doing alright. Thanks. PG: That's good. We need a Year 2 cover for ***** Primary School tomorrow morning, are you available? Me: Absolutely. PG: Great! It's in Winson Green and the post code is *** ***. You will report to Mrs. M. Just remember to bring your time sheet. Me:*furiously writes down info trying to decipher certain words in PG's New Zealand accent* Okay, great. PG: Wonderful. I'll ring your mobile tomorrow afternoon to see how things went. You'll be fine. Me: Thank you. PG: Alright then, bye.
About this time is when my stomach starts to knot up. This will be my official FIRST DAY of supply teaching, EVER. I never did it in the states...just went right into teaching 3rd grade my first year. I shouldn't be as nervous as I am, and I know that, but my head is getting the best of me. I think my anxiety levels have gotten worse with age and I feel so silly for literally feeling this way. I know once I get day 1 out of the way, it will get better.
Here goes nothing!
*leaps off cliff into choppy waters below with 20-30 potentially hungry 6-7 year olds*
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!