I’ve been following Bored Teachers for years. The site has always provided me a much-needed reprieve from the stress that naturally accompanies the profession of education. Bored Teachers’ tongue-in-cheek social media platforms speak directly to my soul. Specifically tidbits like this:
It was on those social media platforms they advertised an opening for creative and comedy writers. I only learned about the gig after my gal pal gave me a heads up. Amanda, the friend who’s always looking out for the rest of us, texted: THIS IS PERFECT FOR YOU. Because I trust her with all things, I fired off my résume later that night.
Amanda and I have a long history that spans more than a decade now. We met after leaving the traditional classroom in favor of virtual education because we both had newborns at our breasts. We then headed up Literary Magazines and other creative endeavors at work, had more babies, dipped our toes into the writing community pool together, which led us to discover and fall in love with Listen to Your Mother together. We also visited the White House and experienced an afternoon with one Mrs. Michelle Obama together. Today, we’re both three kids deep with careers that keep surprising us (you may recognize Amanda from TLC–she basically owns the place!), and despite being states away, we’re still together. It’s because of Amanda I understand the power of yes. I really like that lady.
But FOCUS. This isn’t about Amanda.
I got the writing gig over at Bored Teachers! YAY! My piece, You’re a Teacher? Good Luck Naming Your Baby! is the first of my crazy little word vomits they’ve published.
Here’s to new beginnings, continued laughter, and the kind of friendship that knows no bounds. Thank you again, Amanda!