Sunday, September 20, 2009

Good News!

I know it's been a while since I have posted anything on here! I seem, like many other bloggers, to do more on Facebook than anywhere else these days.

I do have good news to share... no, it is not on the adoption front, although I wish it were. Sad to say, at this point in time I have no idea if that will ever take place. Life has dealt me some tough blows in the last few years.

Yet... I still have good news!! As you know, I have not worked since the end of May... well, save for one day spent subbing in May, I believe but I just cannot recall. I have been searching and searching for months and I will not lie to you - it has been scary and has felt at times like it would never happen. I interviewed a couple of times this summer for teaching positions and felt in both instances like I had nailed it and the job was mine only to discover that dreaded "Dear John" type letter in my mailbox a few days later. I have searched for both teaching and non-teaching jobs as I could not concentrate my efforts in just one area.

So, last week I interviewed for a job that was actually advertised at the beginning of August but not slated to start until October due to the fact that it is a brand new position. I actually clicked on the company website and saw the posting, e-mailed my resume, and when I went back about 2 days later to reread the posting, the ad was GONE, meaning I got in just under the wire for the recruitment effort.

To make a long story short........... I GOT THE JOB!! I cannot tell you how it felt to receive a phone call offering me the position... I had become resigned to the fact that I was the one to receive the thank you but not thank you letters.

I start on October 1st... I will be working for a college, it's a well known local college that has it's own sports teams and everything (no, it's not ODU) in the education department. I am not sure yet all of what the position entails - it is a new position, after all!! But I will be working with teacher education students and still be in the field that I love.

Have I completely given up on teaching?? Absolutely not!!! But this is what God has in store for me now so I will take it.


Mandy said...

I am so happy for you, Karen!! God is so good!

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Shannon said...

Hope things are going well on the job front and with your other dreams as well! =)