It’s hard to believe I’ve written more than 200 posts on Educator FI. For the first year, I published at least two posts a week, and I’ve posted every Monday for almost 2.5 years. Then, suddenly last week..I didn’t.
I wish I could say it was due to some crazy circumstance or a crisis that required my attention. It wasn’t. It was a fairly standard week – at least in pandemic times. Instead, I went to do my usual work on the site and my brain rebelled.
It’s taken me way too long, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve actually started paying attention when my brain kicks back. I knew it wasn’t about the site. I’ve always enjoyed writing for it, and still have a passion for the topics of personal finance, educator career growth, and making solid decisions.
So, what was going on?
It looks like things are getting better in the world. We’re returning to in-person schooling. But my students and community need a lot of support during this transition. There is anxiety about returning, and lots of damage has been done. Students will need a huge amount of energy, effort, and dedication to get them the help they need. This is what my brain really cares about right now.
I have a major life transition coming up. In just over three months, I’m walking away from my 20-year career. I’ve got a lot of excitement about this, but also should probably focus on being really present for my last three months.
So – while for the last 2.5 years the site has been a welcome addition to my life and something I’m glad to put extra time and energy into, right now my work in education seems to be swelling to an even larger proportion than normal.
I want to do both – but can’t do both at the level I have been. I still love Educator FI, but I’m going to have to adjust the proportion of time and energy I spend on it in the short term.
I’m going to turn up the dial on my day job, and dial back on the site. Then, when I step away in a few months, I can turn the work dial down (all the way!) and get back to focusing on the site.
This feels right. Balanced.
Break is probably the wrong word here, because I’m not going to entirely stop writing. Instead, I’m just going to dial it back for the next quarter.
For the next three months, you can expect about two posts a month. I plan to do at least one original post and then update one of my more popular posts. I’ll still be around – just a little less!
Starting this summer, you can expect me back with a vengeance and I’ll announce my new publishing schedule going forward.
In the meantime, the next few months are prime time for making a career move. Check out the resources I’ve built over the past two years for educators looking to change their job or take a step up the career ladder. These are some of my most read and shared posts:
- Real Teacher Interview Questions
- Assistant Principal Interview Questions
- Principal Interview Questions
- How To Answer “Why Do You Want to Be a Teacher?”
- Teacher Letter of Recommendation
- How to Craft A Principal Resume
Thanks so much for reading – I’ll be back full force soon.