You know the occasions and happenings in your life that you anticipate with so much excitement that you do not even know where to start to write about???
I am at that point.
Friday the 17th ended my time as a classroom teacher.
I started my new job the following Monday.
In an ideal world, I would have had a little break thrown in the middle, but due to how difficult it is to find a full-time benefitted job these days, I took what I could.
I am sure in the next few weeks I will write a very sentimental, Kerry-like post about teaching and how it has impacted me yadayadayada, but for now all I have to say is
“Holy crap. I’m free.”
It has not hit me yet that I no longer have crazy Sundays, dreams about forgetting things, or have to worry as much about getting to bed at a specific time.
[Side note: I appreciate all teachers. I respect them highly because they have a drive and are wired in a way for education that I admit am not.]
I feel like I came out of a tunnel that lasted three years and suddenly see life differently. There is no comparison.
In fact, I spent a few hours today meeting some amazing other runner/bloggers in the area. I am pretty sure I could not stop talking about my job. I took a breathe from talking about my job when we talked about running, of course.
Although my business is at an extreme between work, studying, and classes, there is a difference between being busy and being stressed out. Combine the two and I give you what was teaching for me.
For example, I will spend the rest of my afternoon studying for the GRE. While we all grimace at the thought of that, I shrug my shoulders and do what I have to do. At least it isn’t grading or planning.
I will have a summary post of my last two weeks of training for SF Half, but I wanted to check in and say that I LOVE MY NEW JOB!
I am a Physical Therapy Aide at a Sport and Spine Physical Therapy office in Marin (reverse commute for those whose eyes lit up). What that entails is performing some treatments authorized by the physical therapist such as Electric Stimulation, Ultrasounds, and Traction. As I learn the ropes more, I will be able to assist with the exercise programs that the patients are prescribed. For each patient, I am learning their situation and the treatment the physical therapist is following. For someone who is enthralled by all of this information, I am picking up new information and making connections all day. Plus, I get to wear sneakers all day and am surrounded by all these devices to stretch and relax muscles 🙂
I foresee more posts surrounding my job and information that everyone, not only runners/athletes, can use to relieve pain! I am so excited to write about this new chapter of my life and all the things I can share with you.
Apologies for rambling – I am just so happy and have lots to say! How is everyone doing? Hope all’s well.