I love titles that give everything away, don’t you?
Yes…I got a job. I also got a hair cut…i’m not sure which one I’m more excited about.
Tomorrow is my first day as the new part-time (and not at all nervous) Spanish teacher for a private high school in Charleston.
This developed over the course of last week and will become official tomorrow when I show up for what used to be just another day of summer vacation or a random day out of the year we didn’t have to go to school…those teacher work days.
I’ve crossed over. Not sure how I feel about that.
I’m supposed to be there tomorrow dressed in clothes I don’t mind getting dirty. This means I’m going to be wearing my 8th grade capris and I’ll more than likely get mistaken for a student. I’ll also probably be rocking some slightly smudged eye-makeup as I just now realized why I felt drawn to the hygiene aisle of Harris Teeter. Blasted makeup-remover.
Yes, I’ll probably look like a middle schooler.
When I got the email officially welcoming me to the school’s family, I was typing Monday night’s super random post. It wasn’t a total shock seeing as I had already been asked if I could start on Thursday, but as soon as I read that email, I felt my mouth fall slightly agape (a.gape).
Next Thursday, the first day of school, I am going to be standing in front of a group of high schoolers (3 groups to be exact) and I am supposed to teach them Spanish. Then I am going to do it again the next day, and again.
My first thought as the reality of this sunk in Monday night…
do I even know Spanish anymore?
Followed by some lamenting over the misplacement of my gray pencil skirt and a declaration that I was going to go watch Pretty Little Liars and pretend I was a teenager for a little while longer.
My parents kept laughing at the look of sheer shock/terror on my face. It was a fun family dinner.
Am I freaking out? No. Maybe. Kinda. Who knows? Yes. Si. Don’t ask. No hablo ingles.
Talk to me when I’ve found my gray pencil skirt…
P.S. Do you remember your first job? Wanna share some stories?