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Photo by Richard Charlsworthy  Flickr Creative CommonsThe days and weeks go by fast. I continue to look for work, both part time and full time, while substitute teaching. Every few weeks a new email will bring the possibility of more constant and continuous work. I am beginning to find my niche in the classroom. I have been able to see which grades and ages are better suited for my own temperament and style and I feel that this experience is something I will look back on and be glad I had the chance to do it.

"...there are reasons to be optimistic about the future, but it won’t be an easy road."

The unknown continues as a constant in my life as I wait for word from graduate schools and wonder, if I am not accepted or not accepted into the program I would prefer, what will I do for another year before applying again?  I would hope to go into Public Relations or Advertising, but the market seems scarce. In solid economic times, these types of firms usually run slimmer than other organizations and in more dire times, the fat is trimmed at almost all times.

I continue to receive positive feedback from potential employers regarding my experience and accomplishments in school, so there are reasons to be optimistic about the future, but it won’t be an easy road. Easy roads, though, often do not pay off as well as less traveled and difficult paths. The days and weeks will turn to months and continue to roll by quickly.