Thursday, March 27, 2008

I got the job - we're officially moving!

I interviewed for a teaching position in Richmond while we were there visiting Bobby's parents and I heard back from them on Monday that I was chosen for the job! I am so excited!! Really they knew the Thursday that I interviewed but they didn't have my cell phone number and since we were traveling there was no way to get in touch with me. When I checked my email on Sunday I saw a message that said to call right away. I pretty much knew I must have gotten the position but I was nervous. The HR woman called me at work on Monday though and sure enough - it's mine. I will be the GT (gifted and talented) Resource Teacher. GT is technically special education because these children have different needs then your average student so it is under the resource classification. They are revamping the program this summer so I'm not exactly sure what my schedule will be like but I know this much: I will teach GT on all middle school grade levels, I will probably teach some English classes too, I will have time built in to my schedule to go into classrooms and assist teachers if they want my suggestions/help in regards to working with gifted students, I will do some teacher training and I will test students for the program. This is going to be such a welcome challenge. I feel so brain dead lately because I have been doing the same old thing for ten years. This job is sure to keep me on my toes and hopefully keep my mind sharp. I can't wait!

We have decided to try to move in July. That gives me a month after school gets out to get everything ready and packed up for the move. I am nervous about how we will afford to move so far. We have money in savings but I know this will be very costly. We will pray and hope and do our part and I think everything will work out fine. I really feel like this is where we are supposed to be.

The strange thing is, I'm not sad to leave Texas at all. Not like one would think considering I have so much family here and I've never lived anywhere else. I think it's due, in part, to my restless nature. My father has one too and I know he would have moved around if his job allowed for it. I always get bored and antsy with where I am. Not mentally or emotionally, but physically. I always want to go somewhere new, see something new, learn something new. The flaw there, I married a homebody who is perfectly content to stay in one place. I bug him all the time... "let's go DO something today." Sometimes he'll give in, but I know he doesn't enjoy it. This move seems to be a happy medium. It will satisfy my urge to do something new and different and it will make him happy to go 'home'. So, whereas I will miss being close to my family, I can't help but feel a thrill about exploring new places and meeting new people. Luckily, I now have this blog so I can keep up with everyone!

9 comments:

Stacey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well done!

Jen said...

Congrats on the new job, but I'm sad to hear you are moving. Maybe I'll get to see you when I visit my siblings that live in Virginia (DC area).

Jeanette said...

That sounds fun. New job, new scenery and a new baby-you're going to be busy!

Blarney Girl said...

That is a gorgeous part of the world. I lived in VA for 5 years and loved it, but I was on the coast in Hampton and Norfolk; gotta be close to the water if you're going to be in the Navy. I loved going to VA Beach in the winter; no tourists, cheap but really nice hotel rooms and miles of beach all to myself! Heaven on Earth!!!

Good luck in your new job, home and baby! I think that would be just a wee bit too much change for me to take in one fail swoop! You go girl! Work it!!

Marla said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I hope we get to hang out again when you come through this way.

Josh and Shyann Croke Family said...

Congrats and good luck! I know how you feel about worrying about the whole money thing. We move a lot, and sometimes we worry, but somehow it always works out and you wonder how. So good luck with everything. Change is good. I love change.

jkump1 said...

Wow. That sounds like an AWESOME job!!!!

We will need to visit you before you move!

Angie and Mike said...

Congrats again! So much good and exciting news happening with your family. I grew up in VA and loved it. No desire to go back, but I lived in the DC suburbs. I heard Richmond is beautiful and not as crazy. Good Luck!

Colette said...

You guys will enjoy it there-beautiful scenery!! Greg served in VA-he loved it! We will hate to see you go! -But are excited for your new adventure.

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