I sit here reminiscing about when I first began blogging. Why did I start blogging? I was a substitute teacher, fed up with no jobs for me to apply to and I felt like I was wasting my time when I had this passion to teach my own class. I felt like there was no one to talk to about this and just decided to blog.
That was almost four years ago (4 years on the 18th to be exact) and I cannot believe what has happened since that first day I typed out my feelings. I'm getting emotional as I type this and good thing you cannot see the tear drops. Is it just me or is the screen blurry? Just me? That's what I thought lol.
Anyway, I started blogging. I had a few followers and that was amazing to me. Then I get asked to join Teaching Blog Addict and that's when everything changed for me. I made online bloggy friends. I gained more followers. I opened up a Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Friendships blossomed more, my store grew a little bigger, and then I went to Vegas two times and met my bloggy buddies in real life. And followers!
Now I'm in a temporary third grade position this year, living my dream job. But I don't know what is in store for me next year. Do I have my job? Do I get to stay in my school? I had to brush up my resume. I have to apply for other jobs just in case. I don't know what is in store for me...for my job... for blogging... but I do know some things for sure.
I know that blogging four years ago was the best thing I ever did. I didn't know it then, but that one moment, that one decision, changed my life forever.
I know that I have made some of the best friends I have ever (and never) met. They've been there through the best times and my worst times. They're only a message/Google chat/text/ away.
I know that Teachers Pay Teachers has changed me forever. I've become a better teacher from it. My passion and zest for teaching is still going strong.
I also know that none of this would be possible without my viewers and followers. So I thank you and can't wait to celebrate my blogiversary later this week. Here's to another 4 years (or more!).