Things have been a bit stressful lately. I’m struggling with some transitions, and hoping that things will get better as I get used to them. *crosses fingers*
The past few months have been nice, in that I’ve not needed another job beyond the photography business. However, now that there is no roommate I will need to begin searching for something that can bring in $200-400 extra per month. I’m not super excited about the prospect of going back to working nonstop. It will be necessary though.
My co-counselor at work is moving to a new school. I’m incredibly happy for her, but bummed for me because we’ve really worked well together the past year. It will be challenging learning to work with someone else in that capacity. Hopefully whoever comes on board will be just as wonderful as she is.
The bright side of work right now is that the students who just entered as 6th graders are kids I’ve had since my very first year working at the elementary school. They were in kindergarten then! It’s so wonderful to see the people they are becoming and to be able to be with them for this next step in their education journey. I’m really excited to see how they grow as middle schoolers.
I think part of my blah mood right now is that I haven’t been able to get to the barn to ride since before I went to New York. Due to everything that happened with my former roommate, I couldn’t afford the gas money to get to the farm. There are several shows and a clinic coming up in September, and I’m pretty sure that I won’t be able to participate in any of them. I’ve not ridden enough, and unless I find another job I’m just not going to be able to afford show fees. Hopefully I’ll be able to set up some riding time soon. I think it will improve my outlook on life.