17 April 2006

relax your fingers

You all may uncross your fingers now! I just accepted my first teaching job! Yeah! I just have to be approved by the board of education tonight, but I think that is just a formality. I will be signing my life away in a contract this week, kind of scary. This all went soooo quick, they actually called me the afternoon of my interview to basically offer me the job. I was on an emotional roller coaster for a few days there, but now have come back down to earth. Now we might have to get our butts in gear to plan a wedding this summer, especially if we are going to be living apart for a while. It will be nice to finally start doing what I have been working so hard towards, and to be doing it at a place where I felt comfortable as soon as I walked in the door. I get to teach all sorts of classes that are going to be great too - child development and parenting, consumerism, intro foods, family relationships, and (the one I'm most excited about) housing and interior design! It feels kind of strange that I accepted this job without really waiting for any other districts to even interview me, but it just felt so right. I am ready for change, I think we are ready for change. Now the apartment search and packing/organizing begins.

On another note, it was great to catch up with old friends last week. They have a funky house (with a hot tub), a sweet puppy, and are very generous hosts. (I should have had that fortune cookie!) The good thing is that I will be seeing a lot more of them in the future. Thanks again for everything you guys, and I will be seeing you soon!

10 April 2006


Yeah! I have my first interview for a "real" job on Thursday! It is really exciting. Since it is about 4-5 hours from here, I also get to spend the night at an old friend's house who I haven't seen in years. Hopefully I will be able to get some sleep! I also got word from another district that they want me to send in the application, transcript, and letters of rec. So the ball is rolling. B said I am "bothersomely nervous" - I like that word (if it's even a word!). Fun to say. Other than that, not much else new. No lines on any summer jobs. I am just in limbo with not much money and a lot of time. I did sub in a kindergarten last week. It was absolutely crazy. Wasn't really prepared for kids crying, telling on each other, running around . . . I have a whole new respect for those teachers. I came home just exhausted! I now know why I think teaching high school is for me. Have started up in ceramics again - should get to see if my canisters will turn out tomorrow. I used some funky paint that faded to nothing when it was fired. What's the point of that?? Anyways, here's my green frog. Ain't he cute?