So yesterday, I talked about how I have been slacking. And, in order to stop slacking, I have to make a game plan. And if that plan goes off course, that’s okay. But I need to have a plan so that things keep moving.
So, I do sort of have a small plan. And my life has been moving lately. First, I am planning on purchasing a new (new to me, it’s used) car. I am going to head to the bank today or tomorrow to see if I can get the loan or if I need to find someone to co-sign with me. Hopefully I can do it on my own.
A couple of weeks ago – actually, just over two weeks exactly – I took my English CST exam. It’s a New York State Teacher Certification Exam that will qualify me to become certified in 7-12 English (as well as early childhood and childhood education, which I already have). This was, hopefully, a strategic move on my part.
I have been picking up subbing as much as possible.
So, from here, where do I go?
Well, I want to start growing my Paparazzi business more. My goal was to have 2 parties a month through the summer. I didn’t hit that goal for April, but I’m going to try really hard to hit it for May. I just need to find some people that will have parties. And hopefully, I can make that happen.
I am going to be applying for teaching jobs – full time teaching jobs. I am going to be applying for both elementary jobs and high school English jobs. Hopefully, I will get either a high school English position (I’ve almost all but given up on the elementary positions) that is full time or – at the very least – an extended position in my district for the beginning of the next school year.
I am starting my Masters in Special Education this coming Fall. So, let me recap. I already have my early childhood and childhood certifications. I will hopefully have my English 7-12 certification by fall. Then, when I am done (in May 2014, I believe) with my Masters, I will add Special Education birth-grade 6. Hopefully with this array of certifications and my dazzling personality and wonderful teaching skills, districts will be fighting to have me join their staff. We will see.
I also want to continue taking pictures. I’ve really been slacking on getting those up here – and even in taking them. So, I’m going to try and do better.
Plus, I am still trying to lose weight. I’ve been at a bit of a standstill since Easter, but I’m raring to get back into it. Plus, water aerobics has started back up and I started boot camp last week. So, I’m doing pretty well and will hopefully get these pesky pounds off before summer gets here – or most of them anyway. I do want to get back into doing my yoga again – because I haven’t been doing that.
So, I have a plan. I hope that I can make that plan a reality because I am dying for some positive things to happen for me.