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!