Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Alaska at Last

Sigh...so I'm finally getting settled in Fairbanks. I had a little bit of an adventure getting here because I volunteered to give up my seat because they unexpectedly were overbooked by 20 people. (they had mechanical problems with our plane and sent a smaller one.) I got a free ticket out of it, which is nice! Anyway, I finally arrived in Fairbanks at about 9:00 at night on Thursday. My first couple nights I stayed at the Regency Hotel. It was nice. It had a kitchenette so I was able to fix my own food. On Friday I took my drug test and we're still waiting for the results so I haven't been able to drive. I'm going a little stir crazy but my results should be in by tomorrow, hopefully. At least I have time to study up on my tour material. If only I would!! Anyway, I'm so excited to be here. Now I just can't wait to start driving!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Madame Tussaud's

On Saturday Bronwyn and I went to Madame Tussaud's. It was cool. For those of you that haven't seen the pictures on Facebook, I'm going to post a few of them here.

The End of the Beginning or the End of the End

Okay, so it's been an embarrassingly long time since I updated my blog. Apologies.

Today is my last day at West Potomac Academy. I knew when I started the year that it was my last. As teaching jobs go, this one is a dream. The problem is, I don't want to teach or work in a school. So I'm now moving on and looking for the next big adventure in my life. I'll be honest: this year has sucked. It's been really, really hard. There were days (thanks to certain meds prescribed by a dear doctor who I'm sure was only trying to help) that I almost couldn't get out of bed. Just functioning from day to day was a feat. But now it's all over!!! Now I get to move on and do something new and exciting. Who knows what that will be? For now, it's driving in Alaska, which I do because it's therapeutic. Who would think that being in control of 45 people's lives and working 80 hour weeks would be therapeutic. But it is. I love it! It also buys me three months to find something new. Maybe a position with the State Department will come through and maybe it won't. That remains to be seen. But I get to move on to a new adventure! And if I don't find a job, I'll take my Alaska money and go tour Europe!