Category: Secret Subject Swap

Losing Hope

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
The Blogging 911 http://theblogging911.com
 The Lieber Family Blog  http://thelieberfamily.com
The Bergham Chronicles  http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Simply Shannon http://shannonbutler.org
Southern Belle Charm  http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope  http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Part-time Working Hockey Mom http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch
Climaxed http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com

Your “Secret Subject” is:

Your job is sucking the soul right out of you.  Do you say “To Hell With It” and walk away, trusting that something else will come along or do you stick it out while looking . . .

It was submitted by: http://www.southernbellecharm.com  

This is the perfect post as my job really is sucking the life and soul from me. I am a highly qualified reading specialist with numerous years of special education experience. About ten years ago budget cuts caused me to lose my job as the 6th reading specialist at one job. Consequently I spent a year unemployed. That resulted in losing our condo and filing for bankruptcy. We had to move into a tiny apartment,

Thankfully I was then hired by another school as only the 2nd reading specialist only to be laid off five years years later, then called back at .5 (half my salary).

I have applied to other schools, but I rarely get called in for interviews. I’ve been told that I’m too expensive. Yup, it’s cheaper to hire a teacher out of college than an experienced teacher with almost twenty years teaching special education and providing reading services.

Of course, the place I work only cares about the budget and money. Of course everyone has suggestions and ideas. Of course everyone wants to tell me what to do.

I keep applying for jobs, but am not getting any calls or make it past the first interview. Even schools that I provide reading services for thorough my school have not called me in for an interview, even out of courtesy.

I can’t stay at .5 as I can’t afford it and one day I could be cut from my .5 job.

Maybe it’s time to leave the field of education. Of course switching careers is easier said than done.  I have tried that before with no luck. Here I am, a 40 year-old plus woman, who is trying to hold it together and not fall apart. Here I am as my job has sucked the very life out of me. Those in charge who only see me as a number probably do sleep very well at night as could care less about the people who work for them.

Being stuck in this situation is destroying my self esteem. We’ve been through hard times before, but I feel as if more hard times are on the way. I am not sure how much more of this I can handle without losing my mind.

My son’s birthday was Saturday and all I wanted to do was curl into a ball and cry. I havd to be brave and strong and pretend all was great.

I used to be the breadwinner of the family, now I feel like the burden. This is not how my life was supposed to be when I pictured myself in my forties. I should be an accomplished teacher, secure in her job. Instead I am worrying if I will be laid off again and how we will survive.

How much bad luck can one person have? We’ve been through the rough times, at what point will I finally catch a break? I laugh when I thought living paycheck to paycheck was tough. Now the paychecks just barely cover it.

Any one have a job opening for a teacher who has had it with the education field?

 

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Music is Life

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
The Blogging 911 http://theblogging911.com
The Lieber Family Blog  http://thelieberfamily.com
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/
The Bergham Chronicles http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Simply Shannon http://shannonbutler.org
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Confessions of a part-time working mom  http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
Not That Sarah Michelle http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com
Climaxed http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com

My subject is Tell us about your recent greatest and / or worst day.
It was submitted by: http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/ 

 

Oh wow, I am glad it’s a recent experience, otherwise this post would be never ending.

Bookworm Mom and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

Some terrible, horrible, recent days are when I thought I was having a heart attack, then had a pulmonary embolism (it was neither, I am fine, just need to actually rest after being sick), then a few days later diagnosed with strep.

Now I have strep throat AGAIN! Someone must have a hex on me. I swear I just can’t get better.

Or recently people trying to blame me for their failure to do their job. Yup, bet you didn’t expect me to stand up and not take your shit.

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I don’t know if I’ve had some awesome days, but I have had awesome moments.

~son doing well with his telling time homework
~waking up with eye crud, which means I was actually in a deep sleep
~making every light on the way to work and not hitting any traffic
~making a healthy meal everyone loves
~seeing Bookworm Son and our dog get along without fighting like siblings
~Bookworm Son enjoying playing baseball and going to practice
~starting a new book on Audible and knowing from just the first few lines it will rock
~having dinner as a family now that Bookworm Dad has a new job
~Getting to hug, kiss, feed, and cuddle with my best friend’s baby. I love making her laugh. Though I WILL not change any diapers!
~watching my son sleep, what an angel he is…nothing like the awful, smart mouth, jerk he is sometimes

What are some of your great and crappy days or moments?

 

 

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Music is Life

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver        http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/blog.html
The Lieber Family Blog http://thelieberfamily.com
The Bergham Chronicles  http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Simply Shannon http://shannonbutler.org
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Not That Sarah Michelle http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com
A Little Piece of Peace http://little-piece-of-peace.blogspot.com
The Angrivated Mom http://www.angrivatedmom.wordpress.com/
Climaxed  http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com
When I Grow Up http://kimberlyyavorski.com/whenigrowup/

My subject is “If your life was a mixed tape, what songs/artists would be on it?” It was submitted by: http://shannonbutler.org

I’m not a music person, or rather only know a few songs. Now if it was about books, then I would never be able to stop writing. Instead of looking up songs and artists that don’t really mean much to me, I had my husband answer this prompt.

So here’s what songs and artists my husband would have playing during important events in his life.

When he earned his Eagle Scout Rank

His high school graduation – We Will Rock You

When he first saw me – Bohemian Rhapsody

When he proposed to me – Love of a Lifetime

During our wedding march – Top Gun Anthem

When our son was born – These are the Moments

When he wins an argument – We Just Disagree

When he loses an argument – You’re Human

Any major decision we make – Don’t Look Back

What do you think of his sound track for his life? He also added that any Journey song would work as well.

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