The bulk of my anxiety lately has revolved around work. Uncertainty, lack of contract, lack of hours, and watching the parts of the job that I love slowly dwindle.
This Wednesday I found out that yet one more piece of the job was falling apart.
I decided to see what else was out there.
First, I went to a job search website (as I instruct my college prep/job skills students to do).
Then I found a job that I was uniquely qualified for (High School ESL with a focus on college prep).
At a place less than 2 miles from my home.
And I put in an online application (at 2 pm).
Which was followed up by a phone call from the school (at 4:45 pm).
And then an interview the following day (at 11:00 am).
And a formal job offer (at 4:00 pm).
So now comes the abrupt course correction in my family life-- not so much in my work life. It will be different to be working in a K12 setting again, but many of the skills I use with my current adult learners will translate seamlessly. And the fact that I have been teaching college prep classes and been co-teaching at the college level means I know what students need to be able to do academically.
I am super ooper dooper plooper excited (as my five year old says)!
Here are the very good things about this:
I wanted a "real job" when my daughter entered Kindergarten. This is just a few months earlier than expected.
I will be able to walk or bike to work when the weather is fine (I will wimp out in the winter-- sorry).
I miss working with children.
I WILL HAVE STRUCTURE
I have been realizing more and more and more that I do best when I have a set schedule. Every day. Or every weekday. And it will be a HUGE adjustment to be working every day from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm (YIKES!) but it will be a good adjustment for me brainwise.
Now I just need to wait until all my background check stuff goes through and then wait to hear from the school when I will start. I know that they want me to start as soon as possible. But I have to wrap up things at my old job (or rather my current job) and arrange for some place for my daughter to be in the afternoons.
Grateful Crap: on a completely unrelated note, I posted a tweet to Over the Rhine (a group that I am not stalking) about a beaded cuff that I did based on their song "Meet me At the Edge of the World" and they retweeted and posted my tweet on their homepage. So now I am famous. :)
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