Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Exposure

I normally would not share things about which I am unsure of. But I've learned something from Blogland. I need the support of people who really do care when there is something up in the air.

I have been praying for months now for a teaching opportunity if it is the right time and the right job. This has been placed in God's hands. While I have been disappointed that I have not heard anything from any of the local elementary, or any elementary school in general, I just have not worried about it. I know that when the time is right according to God's plan, the job will present itself and I will just recognize God's hand in it.

Today at lunch, I received a phone call from the local high school. They are looking for a history teacher and it seems for the second year in a row, they think I am qualified. I told the secretary that I had changed my major to elementary education. (I have a BS in Social Science and pursuing a Master's in education.) I never did interview last year, because I did not want to teach history. However, when I voiced that to my husband, he said, "Well, I don't want to work at the phone company." He told me that I was holding out for a fantasy--the fantasy of a perfect job at a perfect schoool. And it made sense. Is there such a thing as the perfect job? Probably not. I probably have the perfect job and don't recognize it. So I called her back and she was totally excited that I am going to interview.

The job is probably not going to pan out. The reason is that there is only 1 1/2 weeks before school starts. I would still have to interview (exactly 1 week before school starts), be reviewed for approval by the board of education, and the state board of education issue a temporary teaching certificate.

My reason for not wanting to share this news is because I don't want to have to go through telling you all that I did not get the position. If I do get the position, I am not stuck with it forever. I would love the opportunity to teach Sociology. Or English. I am passionate about those two things. I did love history as a high schooler. I only have to keep the position long enough to get my official certification, then I can either go to elementary, counseling, or administration.

Thanks for listening to me run on and on about this. I'll let you know how it goes.

11 comments:

Caroline said...

I live with a man who is unhappy in his job and is holding out for the "right job". As someone told me once, sometimes you just have to push on doors and see if they'll open or not. Who knows, this history job could lead you to another even better job. God knows what's good for you girl. Thanks for stopping by my blog on my big SITS day yesterday and leaving some comment love.

Caroline said...

One more thing...

Mike Rowe...rrrrroooowwwwwwww...

Need I say more?

Z's Mom said...

Good luck, Heather! Just trust that you are doing what you are meant to do - whatever that may be. God has a way of working things out! :)

Mama's Losin' It said...

You never know. Schools get desperate, that being said I don' think there's anything wrong with holding out for the grade you want. If you don't get the job don't worry, it's just God's way of saying you were right...it's not for you. ;)

I love the support I get from blogland to. Positive feedback and constructive feedback is the best.

Maternal Mirth said...

Can I just tell you how absolutely, unbelievably JEALOUS I am???

I know, I know ... you're all like "what???", but let me reiterate, I am all like "oh yeah!"

I wish I could go back and be a teacher! Maybe ... one day.

BTW - I would totally want to be a History teacher or English Lit ...

Lula! said...

Keep us posted...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for coming by to see me! I too wish you the best with your interview and I love to hear that you are not worrying it, but waiting on God to do what He does best. And that's move in our lives! I know that gives me a lot of comfort every day.

Rhoda

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I'd say that 1 1/2 weeks before school start they're just hoping you'll say YES! I always figure the best thing to do in these situations is to do all you have to do to put the ball in their court - then if it doesn't pan out, you haven't left yourself room to say "Oh crud, I should have....." does that make sense?

Kelley said...

I am semi-new to your blog and, actually, not sure how I wound up here but, just the same, my husband has a saying that applies...

Do not let the perfect stand in the way of the good (or the really good...or the great...you get the idea).

Chris said...

Perhaps that phone call WAS God's plan. More often than not, signs are give to us that we're just not open to. Interview for it. If you get it, you aren't stuck in that job for the rest of your life. Who says you'll stay teaching history? Who says you'll stay at that school? It's a huge step in the right direction that just might end up getting you that dream job--eventually. In my experience (as a high school English teacher), teaching positions change A LOT. Good luck--keep us posted!

Chris said...

I can't stand it. I have a typo, and I just can't let it go. Should be "given". Sorry.