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Lots of excitement mixed with panic!

Posted 08-20-2010 at 05:08 PM by nzkiwi

So after several days of being in mental anguish over what in the world to do, I made my decision tonight. I got a call from the public school offering me the 6th grade language arts and science position I interviewed for earlier this week, and I accepted it.

It's almost funny how things work. Two days ago, my heart had decided to say no, if the job was offered, but after thinking things thru today, my heart began to settle on the idea that "yes" was the best option. I still someday want the adventure a position like Colorado would have offered, but my heart finally told me, I'm not ready for it yet. Instead, I'm going to teach where relocation isn't immediately necessary. My thoughts tell me: teach nearby, save up money (this position should be a significant raise), plan things out, and work on making the leap next year when it's completely on my terms—i.e. not an unexpected layoff and a scurry for last-minute positions. Where I really want be is abroad, and I think I'm going to work on trying to make that happen for the school year after this one. I was unsure of what choice to make for so long, but I think my heart knows that I've made the right one.

It's going to be an absolutely crazy week—school starts on Wednesday and Monday will be my very first chance to get in the building, see my room and get curriculum info.—but I think there's excitement mixed in with my panic.
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