Slice of Life Tuesday: Adventuring!

On Thursday, I'll walk into the Admin office of a new school district, sign my name on (several) dotted lines, and become a 4th grade Language Arts teacher at a scary terrifying unfamiliar foreign new school. It's been one of those crazy unexpected possibilities that seem to keep popping up -- an interview in a school district I hadn't anticipated working for, a job offer at a school that I didn't mean to fall in love with, a position doing the things I love most: sharing my passion for reading and writing with children that are learning what it means for them to be independent readers and writers.

There's not much to complain about.

In fact, this all fell together so easily that the panicky parts of me are still spinning; waiting for the punchline.

But if nothing else, I know this much is true: this August, I begin a new adventure.

And I am so very ready (blessed, lucky, fortunate, unbelievably giddy) to follow this path wherever it may lead.

Doubts be damned.

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”
Shakespeare -- Measure for Measure (Act 1, Scene IV)


  1. Venture forth in to the new land! Happy trails.

  2. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. This sounds like an exciting new step in your career. I love the quote and it is perfect!

  3. How exciting! I love 4th graders - they are always my favorite group in reading resource. Enjoy this new position - it sounds like it was meant to be!

  4. Congrats - exciting, scary, but full of adventure! Sounds like you are ready!

  5. I love the way you started the post, & then it seemed your true feelings emerged. Congratulations on your new position-it sounds wonderful to me! And best wishes!

  6. Congratulations! It sounds like you are ready for this new adventure. Best of luck for the new year.

  7. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Good luck!

  8. It's August! I hope your adventure has started off on a positive note and that it will continue that way :)

    ~ Rhonda Parrish