What follows will be random - I'm too overwhelmed (in a good way) to form my thoughts in to neat little paragraphs that make sense.
I'm here and in awe.
The Memphis airport smells like bacon. Everywhere.
I sat by a really cool old guy on the plane who was born and raised in Brooklyn. He was my tour guide as we flew over New York. I took pictures out the window and forgot my vow to not look like a tourist. He also let me in on a little transportation secret - New Yorkers take the Super Shuttle (basically a mini van stuffed full of people and luggage) to Manhattan from the airport - it's much cheaper than a cab! He got me subway maps and made sure I knew where I was going :) See Mom? No need to worry...
My interview for the 2nd/3rd grade Special Ed position is tomorrow morning at 9 am (8 am for all of you KS/MN folks). Pray for me or keep your fingers crossed or send me good energy - whatever it is you believe in because I'll need it! I teach a demo lesson at 9, interview with the vice principal at 10, then haul all of my luggage and excitement with me on a couple of busses and the subway to get back to the airport.
If my flight is on time (which it wasn't today) I'll be in Minneapolis long enough to have dinner with Brandon - wahoo!
4 days to pack and do what I've been putting off for the last few weeks, then it's back here for training!
Thanks to everyone who has written comments or sent emails. My life is chaos right now and it's good to be grounded in people who know and believe in me!