Sunday, April 22, 2012
30 Day Challenge- Day 22 Getting my first big kid job
The day I was helping out with a field day at the school I interned at, I got a phone call from that principal asking me to come in for an interview!!! I was soooo excited! My mom and I worked it out and I flew down to Florida to meet with them. I also sent my resume to almost all of the elementary schools in the area. I thought I could teach at least one or two years down here and if I didn't like it then I could move back home.
Well, I went to my interview with about 1 million butterflies in my belly. I made it through the interview with no major mistakes and even made them laugh (they asked me where I was from and I told them the town and pointed to it on my hand, it's a Michigan thing). I guess I stuck with them. They gave me the line that they had a few more interviews and would call me in about a week. Ahhhh! They wanted me to wait that long??? Geeze!
The next day I was laying in my mom's pool reading a book, it was about 4pm and the sky opened up and started down pouring on me. (that summer the rains were like clockwork, every day at 4 it would rain) As I got undercover, my cell phone rang. It was that principal, she was calling to offer me the job!!!!! Holy cow!!!! I think I repeated myself like 10 times, then finally said yes and thank you! I literally started jumping up and down! I had to call my mom and dad of course, who were very excited for me. It literally was the best day ever!!!
I then had to do all of the paperwork and such in two days before I had to fly back up to Michigan and pack up my apartment. I taught one year at that school, it was the hardest year of my life, but I learned a lot. I then moved schools due to surplussing and found I was much better suited to teaching the upper grades and have liked teaching middle school ever since.
But I have to say it was one of the best moves I have ever made. It's scary moving to a new place where you know only one person. But living closer to my mom has been amazing. Also if I hadn't moved down here I never would have met M and I wouldn't have Little L or Baby E. I still can't imagine doing anything else with my life other than teaching. There are times that I cannot stand it, but for the most part, I really do love it. I feel very lucky to have found a job I like and can do for the next 25-30 years. :)