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Employment. Finally. — 37 Comments

  1. Congrats on the job! I love that you consider the first day a “Get out of jail free” kind of day. So many of us students feel the same way.

    Although I like my news editing instructor so far, being able to leave 10 minutes before the end of class was nice.

    I wish you the best of luck on this new endeavor! (Holy crap that sounds corny)
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  2. Inside I am STILL DANCING, having heard this news – oh, I am SO VERY VERY INCREDIBLY HAPPY for you. You really needed this, and not only just ANY job, but teaching. English. PERFECT!

    I hope you have a long and wonderful time in your new role, and that it brings everything you hoped for AND MORE.

    And lookit that – inside five minutes, huh? WAY TO GO 😀 😀 😀
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  3. Oh please tell me you used CHALK! I have never used chalk in 16 years of teaching and would love to know people are still using it!

    Congrats to you and making it through the first day — it’s such a hard and amazing profession. I still have the rollercoaster in my tummy on the first day of school after all these years…

    So excited for you, Natalie! 🙂
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  4. That’s awesome Natalie, so pleased to hear it. From what I know of your writing, you’ll make a great teacher. I am in the middle of what I am hoping is an about to be over unemployment period, so it’s nice to see someone else on their way =)

  5. I was feeling anxious and worried for you until “It was like waking up on my birthday, only I was getting paid.” Actually, who am I kidding, I felt for you until the end, paid or not. Well done!

  6. I know I’ve told you congratulations at other places, but, great work, Nat.

    Deana and I have been thinking about you every day. Between you and my teenager in college, I’m shooting mutual pride laser rays out of my eyes. Congrats.
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  7. Congrats on your job – and on feeling so calm!
    And I’m delighted to see that “Writing Down the Bones” is among your teaching books. I love, love that book.
    I’m interested that you drew on theatrical training – maybe all teachers would benefit from it. I think I would have when I was a teacher many moons ago.
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  8. Yay! I was hoping you would write about your first day! So happy for you, Natalie. Such a joy to read, and especially this: “Wept. Gave thanks.” It’s that simple and that complicated, the waiting and receiving. A lovely post.
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  9. I am so so happy for you, my awesome friend! Is it weird that I’m a little jealous of your students who get to listen to your wise and amazing words for two hours? Um. Ok. Maybe a little weird but in a nice way. Congratulations. I love how it all came together for you. <3
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  10. Natalie, this was written flawlessly and such a pleasure to read. Great word choices–no repetition of words or phrases. And congratulations to you on your next chapter!! May it be everything you are hoping for. 🙂
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  11. Congrats! It’s a long time coming, but well deserved. Glad you’re doing what you always wanted. So how’s it going? It’s been a week, most problems/promises of the classroom show up in the first few weeks.

    Sorry I’ve been away so long…I’m kind of on the other side of the spectrum and fighting disillusionment and just trying to reconnect with my blogging friends and writing in general.

    So happy for you.
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