Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Holy heatwave batman!

Well this week has definitely been a scorcher in Beantown. I thought the new gig was going to start this week but it turns out my official start date is Monday. I met everyone in the office yesterday and they all seem very cool and my boss is awesome - very approachable (and that's rare). I am a little excited to get back to a "real" life again but still bummed out about not finding a teaching job. I am hoping that after a year more jobs will start to become available for new teachers like me. I miss my kids and wonder how they are spending their summers. September will be hard because I always get the back to school itch (even now being out of school). Something about the fall weather makes me want to buy school supplies and back to school clothes. For now I am going to keep a positive attitude and hope that this job provides me with some mental stimulation as well as a distraction from those things that I constantly am worrying about. Live in the NOW. We are all a work in progress.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."  Buddha



Until next time,



Ms. Dias

Monday, July 5, 2010

A few quotes to start the work week...

When you are suffering, when you are unhappy, stay totally with what is Now. Unhappiness or problems cannot survive in the Now.

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, July 2, 2010

Finally back in the workforce!

Got a six month contract job! Start on Tuesday. Finally, brain stimulation.  In the meantime, still searching for that teaching gig!

Happy 4th Everyone!!

Until next time,

Ms. Dias

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thought for the day.

Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Photos of my kids!

Never a dull moment

Hey kids or shall I say "Hey three loyal readers!" -

It's been a crazy few months for me. Now that student teaching is over I have felt this overwhelming sense of emptiness. Those 16 weeks student teaching were so awesome and life changing for me.  Unfortunately with the way the job market has been there have been very few bites for teaching jobs. I have been interviewing for event jobs in the past three weeks. I just can't afford to be out of work any longer. I have a very strong prospect on the horizon and am hoping to hear after the holiday.  It's not my ideal job (it's not teaching) but it's something that will keep me busy (with some travel) and keep my mind occupied and challenged.  These things I need more than ever right now.  Being unemployed really takes a toll on your self esteem. It's been a year and half now and while 16 weeks of that involved finishing my degree in teaching, I still don't feel like I have accomplished a lot.  I need to be working and my desire to be a teacher may have to be put on the back burner for a bit.  I really hope that something comes along but in the meantime my goal is to get a job and start up classes again at UMASS Boston. If I can't be at the front of the classroom, I at least need to be sitting in one.  Right now more than ever I need a distraction in life (those of you who are close to me know why).  I've worked hard to get where I am and I know eventually that hard work will pay off. It has to, doesn't it?  When I start to get down on myself I reread my previous post (see the letter to myself) it reminds me not to ever give up hope. I am a good person and good things will come my way if I just think positive. We are all a work in progress and are all a part of His master plan.

Until next time,

Ms. Dias

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Licensed!

Just got my license number via email. It's official!!

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!