Sunday January 21st

I went to Cincinnati yesterday and spent the night there with my friends. Even though I did drink (which I know is a bad idea for multiple reasons), I didn’t feel too bad this morning and I didn’t do anything too stupid. I Messaged more with Scott than I should have- not going to message him again, and I messaged a couple times with Jeff, but not anything bad or embarrassing. 

I am proud of myself for telling my assistant principal today that I couldn’t work the ESS program. I know for sure that I didn’t want to do it, but I allowed him to pressure me into it. I tried to back out last week, but wasn’t forceful enough. Today I was. I think he is pissed at me because his only response was “ok”. That’s fine if he wants to be mad. I cannot take that on on top of what I am already doing. I will not start dealing with 8th grade kids on top of my students, and have to start calling their parents and trying to build relationships with them so that they won’t act like wild animals. 

I hope to god I get that job at central office. I am going to give it my very best effort. I will do all I can to make it happen. I will go to the interview perfectly dressed, I am going to bring my professional portfolio and have it perfect, and I will do my damnedest to impress Faith. That job could change my whole life. 

I have decided to fix one of the spare bedrooms just like Noah’s room in my old house. His same bed was still for sale on Overstock, so I bought one. I still have his dresser and nightstand. I bought a quilt that is very similar to his. I need to buy a mattress and box springs, bedding, and a lamp. I am going to do the foster parent trainings, too, so the room could be for foster kids I take on respite care. I am only going to offer respite care until I move into a house. It’s a shame that all that is standing in the way of me providing a great foster home for kids is money. 

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