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Back in time for a fresh year

December 22nd, 2019 at 09:14 pm

I had my first SA blog years ago. When I was experiencing some major changes I decided to start a new blog so that I could focus on moving forward. Now the original blog pops up and I cannot access the new blog. After spending time hunting it down, I decided not to spend any more life energy on that and I started a brand new one. This time I wrote down the username and password correctly!

I am still in the DC area with my 2 kids, one a high school junior and one attending community college. I'm making slow financial progress in this high cost of living area. There are exceptional career opportunities here, though, so I'm staying here until my youngest graduates from high school in 1.5 years.

In the meantime, I'm deciding if I'm ready to leave teaching. A few years ago I completed a post-grad behavior analyst program and currently work in the field part time for experience and to supplement my teaching income. I make a lot more money in this job compared to teaching and honestly, I am enjoying it a lot more. I'm wondering if 10 years in special education is enough.

I'm planning to get rid of all of my consumer debt (again) early 2020, and then make those payments to myself and my investments. That will buy me a lot more flexibility with my future options.

I haven't put my yearly objectives down in words yet, so I can do that during winter break. Happy to be back on SA once more!