2015 Goals

24 Jan

As it is now the 24th of January, I am a little late on posting this. Heck, a new blog post has been way overdue as my last post was in January of 2014. 

 2015 Goals

  1. Obtain a teaching position in 2015.

2014 was a pretty eventful year for me – I focused on snagging that elusive phantom of life of the post-grad – a job in my field. It had been two years since I had graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education.  To make a long story short, there were very few teaching positions available after I graduated, so I ended up taking a job with the federal public service. After spending two years working for them and constantly having coworkers ask me why I wasn’t teaching, I sat down and asked myself, “WHY wasn’t I teaching?”

I was even applying for other jobs with the federal public service and was in the process of taking a new position when a posting went up for a position in a nearby town. I applied and hoped for the best.  I went for the interview and a few days later I was ecstatic to accept the job. It was a temporary contract for February until June of 2014. Whether I would be kept on after that, they couldn’t say. I took a leave of absence from my public service job and jumped in with both feet. At the end of an exhausting but reaffirming five months, my contract sadly ended, and there was no room for me at the school for the upcoming year. Again, to make a long story short, due to a clerical error and poor timing, I was unable to get a teaching job for the current school year.

One of the questions I get asked most often is why I am not substitute teaching. By the time I was added onto the supply roster, I had just bought a house and gotten a puppy. Many friends and family members commented that maybe this wasn’t the right time to be making big decisions. I countered with there never really is a right time. Unfortunately, the sub roster calls were few and far between. I felt that in order to fulfill my financial obligations, there was no way I would be able to substitute and pay my bills. So I have stayed on with the public service for now.

  1. Learn a useable multi-platform skill

My parents always joke that my hobby is collecting hobbies. I love trying and learning new things, and sometimes this can become overwhelming when I decide to take on too many projects at once. This year, my goal is to learn a skill related to digital media – something that can be used in multiple fields and multiple ways.

  1. Listen more

And not just literal “listening.” I need to listen to my body and my gut instincts more. I’ll be a whole lot happier.

  1. Paint the whole house by June

Honestly, I don’t know what the people who owned the house before me were thinking. Lime greens and pinks everywhere.

  1. Blog at least bi-weekly

I set up this blog to be a space where I could share my thoughts and I let it fall by the wayside. I also used to blog semi-regularly at Triple Bladed Sword, but once I began teaching it became harder and harder to stay on top of those posts as well. Time to hop back onto the wagon.


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