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I run. I teach. I eat. I do some other stuff. Sometimes.

I'm a TA looking for a job teaching high school English and just completed my first half marathon.

I like books, cooking, theater, hockey, and singing in the shower (or at church sometimes).

To-Do List for the next 24 hours
  • Grade note sheets I assigned because we didn’t have time to address the types of passage-based reading questions in class
  • Rock a first-round teaching interview
  • Drive the 2.5 hours back to the university
  • Grade final exams (which I wasn’t there to review for OR proctor because I had to come home for this interview)
  • Finalize grades
  • Submit top average/most improved awards for my class
  • Put the finishing touches on the Digital Scrapbook
  • Graduation for the kiddos!
  • Pack
  • Be on a bus to Boston at 5 am

This is gonna be totally awesome. Aaaaaaand GO

— 2 days ago with 4 notes
Fingers crossed

The district I supposedly have a final interview with never called me back, even when I left a message inquiring about the job… but I do have a first round interview with a Catholic school tomorrow, so hopefully that goes well. Otherwise, I really don’t know what I’m going to do! :/

On the plus side, Wednesday we are taking the students to Boston for the end of summer trip!

Edit: Just got a call from the principal about the final interview… they aren’t hiring an English teacher after all. :/ I was so close!! This is beyond frustrating.

— 3 days ago with 7 notes

I just need to know that everything is going to be okay because right now it feels like everything is falling apart and all of it at once is too much

— 1 week ago with 5 notes

I absolutely cannot believe how lucky I am to get to work with such an amazing, talented, and most of all kind group of kids. We were worried about one of the new boys who has some disabilities but really wanted to sing Let It Go from Frozen… we didn’t want to see him get laughed at. We didn’t have to worry. The other kids pulled out blue glow sticks and he got the loudest cheer of all. So many deserving kids got to feel like rock stars.

So many happy tears tonight.

— 1 week ago with 7 notes


Remus Lupin’s blue hair-having, rebellious, snogging in dark corners for longer than humanly possible punk child. 

Sirius and James are losing their shit in the afterlife. 


(via dailypotter)

— 2 weeks ago with 58067 notes
29 Times Tumblr Made "Harry Potter" Fans Cry All Over Again →

I’m sitting here in the lobby supposedly supervising the couple of girls who are still here and I’m just sobbing

"TC Emily what’s wrong" "EVERYTHING"

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note






Shout out to girls who don’t mind being called dude and man casually

shout out to boys who don’t mind being called guuurrl 

shout out to humans who don’t mind being called dawg

shout out to dogs who will let you call them anything so long as you say it in  a happy, friendly tone.

Shout out to Guinea Pigs which are neither pigs nor from Guinea.  

Shout out to roses which by any other name would smell as sweet

(via runeatsleepstudydream)

— 2 weeks ago with 748992 notes

I ran today! I ran today! It wasn’t far, and it wasn’t fast, but I ran!

I’ve been doing a lot of walking (the picture is from my AM Walk/Run duty this morning), but this job is so exhausting that whatever free time I manage to find is usually spent napping. Today, I forewent my usual post-teaching-pre-lunch nap and went for a run instead. It was nice to get back out there! I went running with another counselor who is trying to get into the sport, so we walked a little more than I would have normally, but it was nice to have a running buddy! I’ve been sort of “off” the running wagon for most of the summer so far, but I’m going to try to make these morning runs a regular thing for the rest of the summer program. (The break was good though - I was a little burnt out after my half marathon training.)

Now let’s just hope I don’t crash and burn later today from not having my nap!

— 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
#runblr  #running 

If i was supposed to hear about my final interview in “early July,” is it acceptable for me to call them Wednesday if I don’t hear tomorrow? I’m really nervous for some reason even though I should really already have the interview, we just need to schedule it… ??

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#teaching  #career problems 

I’ve been awake for 35 minutes and I already need a nap

Save me

— 2 weeks ago with 5 notes