Gone Fishin’

22 08 2011



Sorry things have been a little light lately. Griggsy is on vacation and I’ve been dealing with my own stresses and levels of freaking out. Uncle Walt is going to be away pretty much until Friday, but I will, hopefully, have fantastic news to share then.

On Tuesday I am making the ~10 hour drive to Fayetteville, North Carolina to interview for a teaching job. I am guardedly optimistic about this. I don’t want to say too much or give too much information away, at least not right now, but this could be a fantastic fit for me. It could also be a chance to do what I’ve talked about for some time – hit the reset button on life. Recently I described my life as being “like the old 8-bit NES blinking on and off and someone was furiously pressing the reset button hoping it would catch.” This may be a great opportunity for me to hit the reset button myself and do so with a little stability in my world.

I am excited and terrified and confident and worried and cocksure about everything. I don’t know what to think or how to feel, but I’ll allow it. Hope is better than the alternative.

We’ll see how things go, but there won’t be any blog updates until Friday at the earliest. You can still contact me on Twitter at twitter.com/AvoidingTheClap (@AvoidingTheClap) – I will have access to that via my smartphone (which may get put through a wall). Well wishes, death treats, trolling, and general herp de derp is always welcome.





7 responses

22 08 2011

I wish you the best of luck Walt! Come back with a job that makes you happy.

22 08 2011
Walt Flanagan

Thank you, my dear. I am hopeful, if a little guarded, about this. Everything I’ve read about the school is great and I really think this could be just the thing I need to make myself somewhat happy in this world.

22 08 2011
Jessica Rex (@rexiffter)

i’m herp de derping away my friend.
good luck, i really hope you get this job. even if you rub off on the kids and make them into sociopaths, they’ll probably end up better than most other kids.

22 08 2011
Kevin Gomolchak (@Kevman7987)

You may want to blow in the cartridge, or have a lady do it for you lol! *raises hand for a high-five*
Also, “I wanna wish you good luck, we’re all counting on you.”

23 08 2011

Good luck Walt, if all else fails there’s plenty of teaching jobs here in Oz. Hope it goes well for ya.

24 08 2011

Are there really teaching jobs in Oz as in Australia?

24 08 2011

Hey Dappa, how are ya? As far as I know there’s jobs here. I have a few teaching friends and they walked straight out of Uni into jobs. Both High School and Primary School. I can try and point you in the right direction if you’re interested.

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