Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Direction

I feel like I've hinted at this a couple of times, and certainly haven't been shy to share this information with anyone who has asked, but I haven't made any official statements regarding my new job! As I've talked about a few times here, I've struggled this past year with finding a full time job, and with figuring out what I even wanted to be doing here in Nashville. I just kind of rode the wave of jobs that I was presented with once my Americorps term ended which took me from teaching art after school, to subbing, to subbing at a preschool and to where I am now teaching at camp. Every one of those jobs has been GREAT (except subbing for the school system... worst ever!) but I wanted to not have 4 different jobs that I went to on different days... I just wanted ONE full time, go to everyday and get a steady paycheck type job. Well, beginning on August 1st, I'm about to FINALLY make that "dream" come true.

This fall I will be leaving my part time jobs behind and I will now be a full time lead preschool teacher at Micah Children's Academy, the preschool that I had been faithfully subbing at throughout the year. I could not be more thrilled with the age group I've been placed with and the assistant teachers I'll be able to work with. I had a couple of other potential jobs waiting in the wings, but I knew that this offer just felt right. Everyone at the school always welcomed me with open arms and helped me to feel loved, respected and included there, so I'm really happy to be entering the world of full time teaching with that kind of team on my side. Obviously preschool is a little different than the art world I've been living in for the past few years, but I've been taking the past month or so and getting myself prepared for the challenges that I may face. I've also been working with the teacher that I'll be taking over for and learning all her tips and tricks for creating a safe and fun learning environment for the students. Gosh, this is going to be such an exciting and challenging year! Can't wait to share this journey with you all!

Now here's hoping that this is the LAST "new job" that I have to inform anyone of for a good, long while. I think Keith and I have changed jobs more than enough for a lifetime just since we've lived here in Nashville haha.


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