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After a long time, I am back to writing my blog. I am pretty rusty and my thoughts are scattered so I hope that the few readers that I have left will forgive me. I promise that my work will get better with each new post………..at least I hope it does.

Where have I been all this time? Welllll in June I tried to quit teaching for awhile and left my High School special education position to sell insurance for 2 months. Years ago I had heard the expression “Once a teacher always a teacher.” During my brief hiatus from teaching I have learned just how right the expression is.  In the 2 months that I sold insurance, my heart wasn’t in it. Since my heart wasn’t in it I had to spend all my waking hours trying to do the job. my focus was only on selling without any time for anything else.

About a week after school started I was offered an opportunity to co-teach 4th grade. Although my BA degree is in elementary education this was my 1st time in my 18-year career that I have had a chance to teach elementary school. I had no idea what I was missing. Every day is an adventure. I have the privilege of working with the most dedicated committed teachers I have ever known. I begin every day with warm happy greetings from 300 happy delightful children and it gets better as the day goes on. Life just doesn’t get better than this. I work long hours after we have escorted our students to their buses preparing for the next day/rest of the week but still I have more time for myself than I did as an insurance agent, so my blog is alive once again.

I want to give an advance warning that in the near future I will begin a blog called “As I see things.”  “My World” is a blog about my observations about life in the deep south from a Yankee’s prospective. It is meant to be a warm though sometimes tongue in cheek commentary on life in a world that I have grown to love and embrace, warts and all. “As I see things” will be the observations of life from a slightly unbalanced 57-year old who has thought out of the box almost since the very beginning of life. It will be a blog that is sometimes positive and upbeat while sometimes crabby but never mean. This blog will not be limited to my thoughts about life in the south but will reach out far beyond the world I love.  I will continue to add posts to “My World” since this blog is one that is near and dear to me. My next post is fixin to be posted a little later today.