Back To School

I’m terrible at asking for help. But here goes.

Due to an unexpected end to my online teaching contract June 30th, I have had to prepare to return to the traditional classroom August 7th. It goes without saying that I did not expect to return to the brick and mortar schools, and so this development is a mixed bag for me: good that I found a new job, bad for my career progression plans. Teaching online allowed for greater flexibility in my life, so this is going to be a bit of a transition for me after 2.5 years of my former routine.

Part of this transition was surviving July and August without a regular paycheck while still needing to acquire the usual materials that teachers now need to supply for their classrooms. I’ve made a list on Amazon of things I think I will need, but I’m sure that list will grow once I get back in and remember the game.

I’m writing today to offer the chance to help, if you are willing and able. My school list on Amazon is here: ¬†Donations to classrooms are tax deductible, so anything you would purchase from this list would be a receipt you could use on your taxes. When you go to check out and have to choose an address, make sure you choose “Amanda’s Wish List Address” as I’ve set it up to ship to my house.

I am the worst at asking for help and this is really uncomfortable for me. I am supposed to be able to handle my shit all by myself. I am a boss bitch. The rug has truly been pulled out from under me both financially and professionally. All I can say is thank you from the depths of my heart. This would be 100% generosity and no mistake. You are under no obligation to do this. If you cannot or do not, you are amazing for being a part of this community and reading my blog. If you choose to do this, you are amazing for all the same reasons. Either way if you think people will help, please feel free to share this link. I am awesome at thank you cards so make sure you leave your name in the gift message if you do help so I can send something out for you.

Thank you for being here. Come on back tomorrow for a review of Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton.