Because you know what?
I GOT A JOB!
As in, a good, steady job!!! I am so excited! Like, WAY more excited than Rebecca Black on Fridays.
Not even four hours ago, I was offered the position of 7th and 8th grade Science teacher at the school I subbed at all spring. And not even two hours ago, I accepted!
I keep alternating between wanting to dance around and make strange hooting, yipping noises and wanting to cry because I am just so happy.
I never saw it coming. Really. I had thought that door was completely closed. The position I had originally interviewed for there didn't work out and I figured that was the end of it. But last night on our way to church I got a call from the assistant principal, telling me that a position for a science teacher had opened up and would I be interested?!! I said absolutely (!) and spoke to the principal this evening. And we lived happily ever after. Ha!
**For those of you who like short versions of stories, stop here. For those of you who love details, carry on**
A couple weeks ago a position opened up at my church, and the ladies that told me so also said, "You would be so perfect for that position!" And really, it did seem to be an excellent match. That was the position that I was going to interview for last Tuesday. Which got moved to last Thursday. Which got moved to this morning. I was so anxious about it at first, and as time went on, my anxiety disappeared. I don't know how or why, but it just...was.
I had my interview this morning. I was greatly looking forward to it, though I can't say I was anxious like I was before. I'm usually pretty chill going into interviews, so I didn't think too much about it. The interview went wonderfully. It was more like a conversation than an interview, and there was a lot of laughing involved from all three of us. I left and was hopeful, but I knew they wouldn't have an answer for me for at least a week, maybe two even. I drove away feeling that if I were offered that position, I would be quite happy and really would enjoy it greatly.
But as I spoke to the principal of the school this evening, I was practically bursting at the seams - I was so excited! I knew, just knew, that this is what God wanted me to do. Everything makes sense. It all fell together perfectly, like only God can make happen.
And while I'm super pumped, I'm also really nervous. Because school starts in less than a month, which gives me less than a month to set up a classroom, write lesson plans, and figure everything out! Ahhh! That really is not very much time...at all.
SO. For those of you who are teachers, or who know teachers, I would absolutely love any advice you have for me in this crunch time! Science teachers, feel free to share any and all ideas for lesson plans, labs, and activities. 7th and 8th grade. And when I say feel free, I really mean pretty, pretty, PRETTY PLEASE!!!!
All praise and glory to God who provided! He was working together the details, weaving them in and out and all around. He could see the front of the tapestry - the beautiful design. And I? I could see the back, where knots about and images are distorted. But He has answered prayer and I am so thankful!