that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.

to be or not to be?


So I start in the morning as a high school teacher… I think I am doing 4 days of fairly heavy observing and planning before officially beginning on Monday, April 19. While I struggle with unpreparedness and what to wear, how to do my hair, and the pending woe of assessment, my biggest concern today is seemingly trivial one: what should I be called? “Miss” seems like the obvious answer all things considering, especially since I am not a “Mrs.” yet (at least, not that I know of). Then again, my mentor said a lot of people choose “Ms.” because it’s so ambiguous and keeps the kids guessing… Is Ms. Stam married? Is she divorced? Is her last name even Stam? You get the idea.

So what should I be called? Leave a comment… I need your help on this one. Highly, highly stressful —  and at least I can use your input here since I can’t get you to write my lesson plans.

Alright, send me your opinions.


5 thoughts on “to be or not to be?

  1. My vote is for Ms. Stam. Can’t wait to hear how it goes!! Your in my prayers.

  2. Definitely ‘Ms.’ To me it sounds more professional. Or you could do as they do in the South and call yourself Ms. Kate.

  3. My kids call me Miss Helkenberg….I didn’t even consider Ms. for some reason but I like it!
    I guess you’ve already made your decision now. Good luck!

  4. Ms. Stam sounds great to me! Good luck and God bless you real good! 🙂

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