I can't believe I'm about to write this:
I've already had TWO WEEKS of summer.
Why is it that school days last 246 hours but a summer day lasts 32 minutes?
I chose today to write an update because it's a special day for me. One year ago today I walked into the best interview I've ever had. I knew the moment I pulled into the parking lot that this would be the school for me. My interview went great and I felt as though I was having a normal conversation with the interview team- I wasn't nervous one bit. I remember leaving the parking lot and calling Mr. R and telling him "That was the best I've ever felt in an interview and I pray that I get this job."
We can all figure out how the story ends... a few days later I received a voicemail from my principal (I still have it saved on my phone). I called him back and he offered me a position. We were in the Old Navy parking lot and I cried and cried and cried. Happy tears, thankful tears, hard-work-finally-paid-off tears...
You see, this was not my first interview. The summer before I had applied to over 20 jobs and had 3 interviews... all ending with a no. I'm not even going to mention all the no's I received when I first graduated in 2009. I didn't understand why I wasn't being picked. Two weeks before this interview, I went on another one and heard yet another no. I was heartbroken. But what I realized afterwards, was God had a plan this whole time. I had one dream school in mind the entire time I applied for other jobs and after two years of trying and a whole bunch of let downs, I finally got the job I prayed for.
I'm writing this today because God always has a plan. I know it's so cliche to say "everything happens for a reason" but it is SO true. I have to remember this myself throughout the various seasons of my life. I know I have a lot of friends who are in a season of waiting or a season of change, and I'm here to tell you that things are going to get so much better.
I miss so many people from my old school, but this has been a very positive change for me. My love for learning has returned and I finally figured out what I wanted my Masters in. I have more planning time at school, which in return gives me more free time at home. (Y'all... I'm done with dismissal everyday at 2:45. It doesn't get any better than that.) I have seen so much support this year- from my teammates, specialists, administrators, and parents.
I want to thank my new school family for a fantastic year. You guys are stuck with me now ;)
So what am I up to this summer?
- Trips to Rocky Mount, Charleston, and Savannah (for our anniversary)
- Random other road trips (because you can do that sort of thing when your husband is also off for the summer!)
- House projects: getting a fence!!!!, building a closet office (blog post to come), organizing the house
- GRAD SCHOOL WORK
- straight chillin'
Have a great summer!!