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.