What I’ve Been Doing

Hi! Some of you may have been wondering where I have been for the last month and a half since I have not been updating the blog. Well, I have had a few things change in my life.

Back in June as I was finishing my series of articles about the book, The Creative Call, I got a call about a job opportunity. During this study, I had been diligently praying about my art career and what direction I should be headed.  So when I got the call, I thought, “Really, Lord? This is what you want me to do?”  I couldn’t help but think that the whole thing was the answer to my prayers. But I was not planning on this type of answer.

So what is the job? Art teacher. I am going back to the classroom. I took the position of art teacher at Navasota High School. Exciting!!!! So, my husband and I had a lot to do to get us moved and down to Texas from Oregon in time for teacher in-service. We made the drive from Portland to Plantersville, Texas in three days pulling a trailer with our belongings. It was a long, hard trip. I had one week to get the house in order before starting work.

Now school has started and I am in full swing teaching. We have been in session for two weeks. I have approximately 175 students. It is an adjustment getting back into the classroom. The first week or so I have been trying to get used to being on my feet all the time and talking so much. That seems to be the norm for all teachers at the beginning of the school year.

Teaching full time is going to make it more difficult for me to write for My Creativity Blog. Obviously, I have taken off so I could move  and get settled in. My plan is to continue with the blog. I want to continue writing three times a week like I did before, but I do not know if that is possible. I will have to play it by ear. Thanks readers for hanging in there and waiting for me to get back writing. As always, I would love to hear your comment! Leave me a note.

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4 Responses to What I’ve Been Doing

  1. Raena says:

    I do hope you enjoy your new job and look forward to any posts, whenever you do have time!
    .-= Raena´s last blog ..A New Sketchbook =-.

  2. Marissa Magee says:

    Nice blog!

  3. shanta baldwin says:

    I am glad that you came to Navasota high school to teach,and you’re my teacher. I am sorry you had to come a long way to get to Navasota.

  4. Carlos Zurita says:

    Mrs. Giltner I hope you are enjoying your job as an art teacher. The move does sound like it was tough but hopefully it was worth it. I’m sure you can still update your blog like before when you settle down in Texas.

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