Friday, December 11, 2009

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade

So I have decided that I have definately graduated college at the wrong time. There are hardly any jobs for Elementary Education and even subbing is really slow. I finally got a sub job for this last Wednesday. It was only half a day but I figured it was better than nothing. It was my first sub job and was at the school that I student taught at. It felt good but wierd to be back there. I miss those kids even though I was in a second grade classroom it still felt good to be back doing what I love. Like I mentioned I had 2nd graders, well it was the worst class, in my opinion and in a few others, at the school. There is not really any classroom management in the room but I told the kids that I was here for three months and know the rules so if they were to try anything on me I would know what to do. In the end they were pretty good. Really chatty but good. Then this morning I got a call at 8 from the same school, Oquirrh Hills, and they asked if I would be able to sub next Wednesday. I gladly accepted realizing it is going to be a crazy day with leaving to go home that afternoon as well as subbing all day in Kindergarten. It will be worth it though. I am excited to finally be kind of working.

On another note, Monday I get a call from this random 801 number and called it back after I listened to the message. It was a call from Canyons School District wanting to set up a screening interview. I called them back and said I was still interested and they asked when I could come in for an interview. I told them whenever and they said how about 11 today. It was 9 in the morning. I gladly accepted and rushed to get ready. The lady I met with was a sweet lady willing to help me anyway that she could. She also told me that they just filled a position but there should be a 3rd grade opening up soon. So yesterday I looked online and sure enough, there was a 3rd grade opening at Altara Elementary. So I emailed the principal and told him I was interested in the opening, had my screening interview and attached my resume. Now I am just waiting impatiently to hear back about the job.

Even though the times are rough with jobs and the economy I am still finding myself mostly at peace. It has given me ample time to study the scriptures and draw closer to my Heavenly Father. I am grateful for my education that I have recieved and am putting my faith and trust in the Lord at this time. For it is his will and not mine. A couple weeks ago for sacrament meeting we had a lot of talks/lessons about aligning our will with the Lord's and by doing so we will gain a greater understanding. After this topic and hearing the words that were prepared I have been trying to become better and do what He would want me to do. I have blessed by it already and have come at peace with things in life. So as for now I will just be sitting, waiting, wishing, and hoping as patiently as I can for a job to open and things to work out the best that they can for me.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Utah Grizzlies

In November I went to 3 Grizzlies games. It was a lot of fun. The first 2 games I went with friends and the last one I went with Ali, Jason, and the kids. All games were good but Grizzlies only won one of the 3, which happened to be the best game.

Really blurry but the starting line up for Utah was coming out right by us

Fight! The refs let them fight for a bit. Idaho threw down a Utah player.. oh it was intense.. blood and all

Jason, Ali, and the kids joined us at the game