Since taking the plunge back into part-time teaching last year, I’ve decided to go back into the full-time classroom. Well, I decided to apply. It’s ultimately someone else’s decision whether they let me in or not. In the last three months, I’ve applied for over 70 positions in 29 different schools across three school systems. I’ve had just one interview. I thought it … Continue reading You’re NOT the one: When rejection hits
“How exciting!” “That is so cool!” “I bet that is fun!” This is how most strangers and some friends react when they learn that I am a reporter. I was a teacher for years and no one EVER had that reaction when I told them what I did for a living. Initially, I was swept away by the romanticism of the job, even … Continue reading The good, the bad and the ugly…all in one week
“Self-doubt and uncertainty are ok. Write anyway.” ~ Brené Brown. Why do I want to be a writer? Why did I quit my job? Why don’t I want to teach anymore? WHY? WHY? WHY? The critical voice in my head that doubts me continually bombards my mind with questions. You know you’ve read a good book when you want to re-read … Continue reading Certainly Uncertain
I have worked for years to change things I don’t like about myself…or things that would improve myself. Continue reading “Easy Come, Easy Go”
Faith. What do you think of when you hear the word? Religion? Spirituality? Magic? Mumbo-jumbo? I said this career change was a step of faith. And I meant it. As the day approaches to my “unemployment”, I’m trying to rely on my faith more and more. However, it doesn’t “feel” comfortable. As a matter of fact, faith feels kind of foolish. Each time a … Continue reading What Does Faith Feel Like?
I have come to a profound revelation during this career change process. I hope you’re sitting down for this. You’re never going to believe it! Here it is: Job seeking is not for sissies or for the faint of heart. It’s brutal. Evidently, I had forgotten. After a long evening of filling out on-line applications, answering questions, personalizing cover letters and tweaking my resume, it … Continue reading Job Seeking Not for Sissies
Several months ago I ran across an article written by Bob Goff, author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda and India. It really came at a profound moment in my life…in particular, this quote: “I am not an author. Sure, I wrote a book — so, technically speaking, I guess … Continue reading Who Are You?