Author, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Cousin, Daughter In Law, Sister In Law, Travel Agent, Saleswoman, Friend, Grand Daughter, Niece, Teacher, and Student. I am so many things to so many people, but in the end, I'm just Nailah.
How a New Teacher Spends Over $500 Before You Even Teach A Class
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, but I ran away from it for a very long time because I knew that there was really no money in teaching. You are expected to get a bachelor’s degree for a field where, at least in Arizona, you will not get paid even $40,000 per year. I was coasting for a really long time. I was just doing whatever job tickled my fancy, and believe me there were a lot of different ones. It was starting to get ridiculous.
The New Dream
It had been a year since that first grown up kiss. I was beginning to miss my life in New York now that there was no more back and forth. I tried not to let on, but Kendrick could tell.
The time seemed to slow as I waited for the moment I was to meet Kendrick behind the barn. I was so curious as to what he wanted to show me. My heart seemed to be beating faster in anticipation. I could hardly wait.
Cheer for Cheer
I found Kendrick at the high school looking for his sister. I couldn’t believe Shyanne was a senior in high school already. She was so young when I left Alabama. “What are you doing here?” he questioned when he noticed me coming behind him.
Blooming in the Fields of Gold
The smell of the marigolds wafted into my nostrils as I crossed the field. This was my favorite spot when I was younger. I could come out here and lay in this field of flowers for hours. I did when my mother died. I layed out here until Kendrick found me covered in the beautiful golden yellow petaled plants that day, and he found me coming across again today.
Beware of HyreCar
HyreCar is a carsharing app for Rideshare and Delivery app drivers that need to rent a vehicle in order to do their services. People rent out their vehicles and are paid through the app per day. Renters can choose to rent for at least 2 days, and then they can extend the rental as they go. I was driving on the platform whenever I got some free time from my regular job as a substitute teacher (now a full time teacher, but it’s not important to the story), but after the experiences I’ve had as of late, I will never drive from this app again.
Thoughts of Kendrick
I woke up and saw a wrapped, with brown paper, from the inside of a grocery bag, box at the foot of my bed. There was a note attached, but it didn’t take a clairvoyant to know who had sent it. Kendrick had been trying to get my attention ever since the party incident.
Going from New York to Alabama was exhausting, but I had not taken the bar yet, and my job was everything to me. I hadn’t told the other partners I was leaving yet. I didn’t want to leave a job until I absolutely had another, at the very least, not until I passed the bar. They only knew that I was dealing with my family issues back at the farm. Besides I still needed to close out the cases I was working on before my father’s heart stopped.