Friday, July 16, 2010

Rising Stars....Competitive Much????

While I know you're thinking that I've become a boring blogger, life is anything BUT! The days of the week FLY by in a blur. We're in the new office and nearly all set up. We got telephones last Monday and computers Wednesday and desks for the computers yesterday. You should have seen me working with the monitor sitting on the box the computer came in and the keyboard in my lap. I had to sit on the floor to talk on the telephone. Everyday is an adventure!

Yesterday afternoon, Hank came by and helped hang pictures. The mission of our school district references "lowcountry traditions" and I found some very reasonable photographs of lowcountry landmarks at the farmer's market last weekend. It all looks marvelous if I do say so myself.

I didn't think I could ever find another administrative assistant as marvelous as Lilly but I must say that my new assistant Trina is working out beautifully. Her middle name must be "efficient" because she is getting everything organized and has already figured out how I want things done. The most wonderful thing, after six months of working virtually alone at every task related to opening a new school, is having someone answer the telephone. Some days all I DID was talk on the telephone. Don't get me wrong...I WANT to talk with the parents and students. I do NOT want to talk to every Tom, Dick, and Harry VENDOR trying to hawk the product that is going to save all of society.

We're almost exactly one month away from the students walking into our doors for the first time. That's a little nerve wracking; however, I haven't been this excited about my professional life in many many moons. Our school is going to ROCK!! This week I spend two days in Columbia at the state Principal Induction conference.

At our district new principals' orientation last week, the superintendent told the six of us that we got our jobs because we are "rising stars." Good heavens, I'd sooner throw myself in front of a BUS than let that man down. He has a way of inspiring a person to be the best they can be. SO, since I REALLY would rather NOT throw myself in front of a bus, I suppose I'm just going to have to SHINE!!! You know me...I have just a teeny tiny competitive streak.

I wonder if I could get a tiara instead of a trophy?


  1. You totally need one!
    I cannot wait to hear about the upcoming school year.
    All the hard work is paying off.

  2. hi lady.....i just stumbled upon your beautiful blog and now i'm your newest follower! by the way, i bleed orange too, but of the volunteer variety.....can i still be your friend? hah! looking forward to getting to know you via your posts!

  3. Oh, I am SO excited for you! Definitely get the tiara :) What an exhilarating time this must b e for you, can't wait to hear all of the wonderful stories that I just KNOW are going to come out of this school. Hugs, Kat

  4. Oh yes indeedy on the tiara Miss Belle, you know we are loving that idea! You are too wonderful at getting the office fixed up, it sounds just great.

    I am *so* enjoying seeing the enthusiasm you have for the new position, you are going to rock, absolutely you are, you were meant to do this. I have that faith in that.

    My Friday night break has been getting caught up on all the goings-on with you and Hank, ned, Lorelai & Legare, it's been a treat reading the recent posts.

    Sending you a smile,

  5. I'm so happy for you! Your enthusiasm is fabulous and I LOVE your line, "Good heavens, I'd sooner throw myself in front of a BUS than let that man down." Too funny!! You go, girl! :)

  6. Shine, shine, shine, Belle! It is so nice to know that they see your talent and appreciate your hard work!

    Doesn't happen in all districts. I had a student place 7the in the nation in a competition on Saturday, so I posted a message on our district's email; so far NOT ONE PERSON has commented or sent a note of congratulations. I can see who has read the message, and there are both county administrators AND teachers from our school who have read it. Nothing.

    I know how you feel about vendors on the telephone. For some reason, the front office puts anyone hawking tech or office products through to if I have any money to buy anything! :-)


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