The Romaine part is funny because that’s my middle name, which I sometimes use as my last name, such as when I divorce someone with a long Croatian name and want to emphasize my artistic, independent side. And I think my rather plastic face is amusing, too.
Truly I love salad.
But “carrot on” is word today. Not just my slightly too red hair, carrot on additionally means to keep at what is needed and what is aimed for — my goals.
Today, as I prepped tons of LLI pieces because my groups were at awards assemblies, I said aloud to myself, “I don’t want to do this anymore.” Clear and simple. Romaine calm.
I realized today that I really want a literacy coaching job. And perhaps several March Challenge bloggers who do those challenging jobs will write to apprise me of any fantasies that it is an easy position.
I am seeking to use my maximum skill set in an environment where educators care about literacy. I have never been one to shirk or avoid work.
So, carrot on means add my presentation list to and refocus the resume on literacy coaching. Write a cover letter and have my editor daughter wordsmith it. I’d love to just coach writing, if there was such a thing.
It just feels good to know that I want a change and I want to move and I don’t have to sit around waiting for something to happen to me. Especially not in my teensy district that just went crazy about budgets. This blog won’t post on FB because I’m not ready to have my supervisors read my intentions. However, my retiring principal will write me a recommendation and I have two good letters from great educators.
There’s a teensy voice in the back of my head that thinks I’m too old for a change and that I should just stay put. But it is not the soulish voice of wisdom. It is a nervous little voice that didn’t get the romaine calm part of the message. It never does. It just frets and worries and runs me down and doesn’t believe in me. So, piss off, little voice.
Yep. Today, some of that thinking and discovery drafting I’ve been doing for a month about WIRW (what I really want) produced clear thought. And direction.
And a project.