The airspace over my house is STILL a "No Fly" zone. All trespassing storks will be dealt with harshly (read: gunned down).
Sorry to disappoint you but my big news has nothing to do with being on the nest. I love my beautiful children and I have enough (at least right now).
Is the suspense been killing you?
Are you dying to know my dirty little secret?
Here it is .....
You didn't think I'd just blurt it out ... did you?
There's lots of talk about God's gifts and I believe all of it. Early on in my life I knew my gift was teaching. I taught before I was a mom. As a mom, I teach about 18 hours a day (you know how that goes). For my "me" time I've been continuing my education--doing what I can do to be a better teacher. But something seemed to be missing. I love my husband. I love my children. But I also love teaching. I knew I didn't want a "regular" teaching job because I didn't want to be away from my children 40+ hours a week.
So I prayed something would come my way. Shortly after I started praying, a position teaching history at a local community college opened up. The position hadn't been open since I moved here four years ago. Was this a "sign"? I applied. For various reasons, this job didn't work out.
But while Job A wasn't working out, Job B came at me from no where! They sought me out. They contacted me. They offered me the position (turns out word of mouth is pretty darn powerful). I wrangled with the offer. It involves a commute. It involves being away from my kids several hours a week. It means change and I'm not one of those people who loves change (though I'm also not one of those people who freaks out when Facebook moves the "log out" button!). It means finding child care that meets my standards (which are pretty dang high). It means adjustment, and being out of my comfort zone, and being more committed and being in a position where I might F A I L.
I took it.
Starting this August I will be a part-time professor at our state's only university. I'll be teaching methods to education students entering phase II of their teacher preparation experience.