Today is the first day of Spring Break. Spring Break is one of my favorite times as an educator. The time off allows for rejuvenation, reflection, relaxation, and time to refocus before the school year comes to an end. However, this Spring Break is different from those of my past where I spent time on a beach somewhere with a book in hand and great people around me. This year, I am staying home. Why? Well, Steve and I will soon be moving back to Arizona and that means I need a job. I don’t want just any job, I want the job of principal. I’ve wanted to be a principal for quite some time now, but I also wanted to wait until I knew I was ready. And I am ready.
Therefore, instead of laying on a beach, I am exploring coffee shops. Everyday this week I will be finding a fun new coffee shop to cozy up and prepare myself for finding a position as principal.
For today’s coffee shop I decided to go to Filter Cafe in Wicker Park. As I walked in the door I knew it would be a perfect setting for resume writing with 70’s couches, small tables, lamps scattered throughout and quite whispering of others working and chatting.
I walked up to the counter and ordered a large carmel latte with non-fat milk. Then, looked around and found a small table nestled between two couches and close to the front window. I took a sip of my coffee and began writing.