Wow, I promised to get back into blogging regularly and I failed. Things have been insanely busy here, but in an insanely awesome way!
I GOT A JOB!!!!! Yes, I had to shout it! Just when I was starting to feel lower than low, just when I was thinking I may have to go in a whole new direction, things turned around. I applied for a 4th grade special educator position, and got a call on a Thursday to interview the next day. It turns out they had interviews set up, and when they got my application they decided to add me into the interview line up. I was the last interview, at 3:00 pm on Friday the 13th. At the end of the interview, the Special Services Director (my boss), leaned toward me and said, "I just have to tell you, you have interviewed beautifully. On Monday I got the call saying I was the top candidate and they would love for me to accept the position!! I started attending professional developments that Wednesday, and kids came back the following Wednesday. It has been one wild ride! I found out later that the interview team wanted to offer me the job right then and there, but decided to do things the "right" way and check my references. I am refreshing on evaluations and paperwork, since although I've been a teacher for a while now, this is my first year as a Special Educator. So far I love my job. The school community is amazing, and it feels like a perfect fit. The only downside is that I have a commute. It's not an issue at all right now, but winter will be tough. It's so worth it to me though, this job feels meant to be. Also, for the first time since 2008, my whole family has health insurance again!!
The Diva is starting at a new preschool not far from my job on Tuesday. I just couldn't bear to have her far from me, should anything happen, or should she need me. The preschool seems fabulous, and the director/Diva's teacher is a certified teacher. It turns out that she taught 10 minutes from where I taught in FL, in the same school district. She is from VT and she and her husband moved back here the same summer we did. Also, (not that it matters but I thought it was another weird coincidence) her husband is black. There were just all of these weird parallels in our lives. She comes highly recommended by my coworkers and she is really excited about the fact that Diva is writing and starting to read. I feel like this will be a great year for Diva, as this is her final year before Kindergarten!
I wanted to share my happy news, and I hope that life settles down a teeny tiny bit, and that I will be able to blog more often. I hope all is well in your worlds!