So, here's a run-down of what's happened since I've been away.
Tuesday, March 11 - My fundraising event at F.W. Sullivan's. It was great of Sully's to let me use the space and the vendors were awesome. Unfortunately, only a few people came. So, the event was a bust as a fundraiser, but I did make some great connections in the networking field.
Thursday, March 15, I had an interview with a great local business. I'm going to do a few days of shadowing with them this spring and will hopefully be a great fit. This could combine a few of my absolute passions and I'm really excited about the possibilities. I'll tell you all about it after I know more.
The problem with following one's passion is that it rarely pays well. If I'm going to leave teaching, I have to make up the difference somehow. So, I brainstormed a bit and talked to my husband about possibilities, and think I'm going to try something really scary. I'm hoping to start my own tutoring business for students in Math 5 - Algebra. I might add on Math 3-4 and more high school courses later, but I want to start in my comfort zone. So, this could be my last year in the public school classroom! I'm going to give it a year and then reevaluate my position.
Friday, March 16 was the start of VCU's part in the A-10 tournament. For those of you who don't know, I'm a bit obsessed with Ram basketball. I watched that game with my mom and talked to her about my ideas for the business. At that point I was still pretty unsure of the idea because it just seemed too risky. And then we got Chinese food. This was my fortune:
Saturday and Sunday were great days, full of friends, fun, and basketball.