Overdue Updates

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It has been some time since I updated this blog, and as I have explained before, a job search was taking up quite a bit of my time. Not only was I not blogging much, but frankly, I wasn’t reading much, either. I’m pleased to announce that particular search is over. I accepted an offer and signed a contract for the position of Technology Integration Specialist at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. We currently live in the Atlanta-area, so needless to say, this is a substantial move. I haven’t moved this far away from a current residence in over 20 years, and I haven’t even moved to a different state since 1996—and that was moving from North Carolina back to Georgia. We have no family in Massachusetts, nor do we have that many friends, but even though it’s a bit of a scary prospect, we are excited about the adventure, too.

Now that a decision has been made and I can refocus my free time, I am hoping that you’ll see more frequent updates here and that I will also have more time to read. I’ve missed that.

If you are familiar with the area around Worcester, please feel free to offer information or advice. I’m all ears. The only time I have been there was when I visited the school in March. I have only been to Massachusetts twice before. Once on a school trip with my students the first year I taught at Weber, and once on a trip to Salem with the family. Both times I thoroughly enjoyed myself. My daughter Maggie is a real history buff, so I think she will like the historical aspect of living in Massachusetts. A part of me has always been interested in the state, but I never dreamed I’d have an opportunity to live there.

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6 thoughts on “Overdue Updates

  1. Many congratulations! Best wishes to you and your family for the move — how exciting. The new school is very lucky to have you. :)

  2. Congratulations, that's such good news! And lovely to see your post pop up in my Google Reader after some time away. I'm afraid I don't have any advice to offer you about Massachusetts, just lots and lots and lots of good wishes for you and your family.

  3. Congrats to you!! This is a wonderful opportunity! I know it is scary and exciting at the same time. When I was in high school, my family moved from New Jersey to Montana and we knew no one in Montana. It was scary but an adventure and it worked out just fine … just like it will for you!

    • Thanks, Jenners. I actually found that really encouraging. I have never been in charge of a move this big before, and I have been fretting about it a bit.

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