Thursday, May 05, 2011

Unintended Blogging Break

I didn't intend to take so long between posts.  Life just happened and I got caught up living it.  For the last several months, I have been substitute teaching at our local high school.  I am hoping that it will grow into a full time teaching position next year.  Many of you do not know that 20 years ago I graduated from college with a major in English and a minor in Education.  My dream all along was to be a teacher.  I had no idea that I would take a break from my dream career and home school my own children for the next 15 years!  Oh, I wouldn't change anything about putting my teaching career on hold.

Now all of my children are in school, and the time has come to pursue this childhood dream once again.  I have spent the last few months vigorously studying to take my Praxis exam.  I passed both of the exams that I needed to be issued a teacher's license in the state of Tennessee, and I recieved my license in the month of April.  I have waited 20 years for this piece of paper!  Now all I need is a job.

I have to be honest about this new chapter in my book of life.  I am a bit scared and more than a bit overwhelmed.  As with anything in my life, I will take it one day at a time.  My family supports this decision, and everyone has been pitching in to help around the house.  My biggest challenge thus far has been meals.  I have always been a planner where meals are concerned, but now I have to plan even more.  I'll let you know how this new chapter plays out in our life!

grace and peace,
julie

4 comments:

Carmen C. said...

YAY for you for following your dream! I'm sure it will all work out and you'll be a wonderful teacher:) was a bit worried with the long pause due to all those horrible storms in your state and the horrendous ones further south, glad your all safe!

Lisa said...

Sound wonderful! Praying for you and your family! Blessings Lisa

TNfarmgirl said...

SO glad you are back to blogging :)
Love ya!

Paige said...

Glad to see you're back! Congrats on the Praxis! What are you subbing?