A day of successes
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Today was a day of a dream realized and a food triumph. I went for a job interview for a teaching position. I didn't expect much, as I have been on several without success due to the fact that I do not have a degree in education, but I do have the certifications to teach K-6 and ESE classes. The interview was for a 5th grade teacher position at a school I wasn't really that interested in working at. From the moment the interview started, something felt very comfortable and right about it. Both people interviewing me talked to me like I was their equal and, in turn, I was very much at ease during the hour and 15 minute process. I was told that I would know by tomorrow night if I was hired or not. Less that three hours later, the phone rang. It was the Principal offering me the position! I was floored! I told him I would be honored to accept the position and told him I wouldn't let him or the students down. I sign the papers tomorrow. Now I am nervous as can be! I have never been a teacher before! How do I know what to teach, how to decorate my room, how to keep the students focused, motivated, and learning? I will give it my best and ask lots of questions to my school assigned mentor. Now for the food triumph-My daughters decided that Mom needed a cake to celebrate. Instead of panicking or just giving in and eating a piece, I checked my food tracker and saw that I had plenty of "wiggle" room. I had half a slice, and you know what? I didn't feel deprived and I didn't go back for extras or steal the icing from the edges. Food is not my punishment or my reward. I can-we can-continue to enjoy food, just in a responsible way. I see it like alcohol. Consume in moderation, in a controlled manner. It worked and I feel good-no, I feel Great!