Friday, January 4, 2013

A new start

Today started out pretty crummy..... I received my last paycheck from the school corporation. That's it. The end. My nearly 8 year run with LCSC has come to an end. Everything was supposed to work out so perfectly....I had a job lined up right after I finished my master's degree--at a school where I have worked previously. I knew the staff, the kids, the building. It was comfortable. It was safe.
Then a promise to me and my future salaray hadn't been kept. I could either stay with the corporation and take a large paycut for all of my hard work or I could resign and find a new job and recive a salary I deserved. 12/31/12 I quit my comfortable job.  It was scary. Unsure of what the future held.
2 weeks passed. I put my application in with 3 different contract agencies. I had multiple emails and calls within days. Still uncertain of where I would be and what I would be doing.
Until yesterday.
I had a job interview with Kokomo Center Schools. After a 2 hour interview and a tour of the elementary school, I knew that this was going to be a really awesome place to work--that is, if I was offered the job. By late afternoon my recruiter called me and told me that I nailed my interview and that I had an informal offer. As of today, I officially have a job!!
I'm nervous, scared, excited and feel blessed.
I begin this new journey next week!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Catch Up

 Wow. It's unbelievable--Christmas has come and gone just like that!!!
So much has happend. Where to begin?
I finished graduate school and am waiting on my diploma to arrive in the mail!!! 3 1/2 years and 2 kids later I finally did it! I look back now and think how in the world did I manage to get it done?! I actually have time for myself in the evenings when the kids go to bed! And I feel (well felt) a lot less stressed! --see next note
I resigned at LCSC as a Speech Therapy Assistant. I'm currently unemployed, frantically searching for a full time position as a Speech Therapist!!! 
I have an interview with Kokomo Center Schools tomorrow and I'm very excited to learn about the position!!
We had the Deeter Christmas, Tanguy Christmas, Christmas with my parents, Our own family Christmas, Christmas dinner with Jeremy's dad's family, Christmas with Jeremy's parents, and Christmas with Jeremy's mom's family. Luckily, they were all spread out across multiple weekends in December!!

The Hall's Christmas 2012
Mia and Dane Christmas Morning 2012
Gift from my parents--Dane's mother's ring to complete my stack.
Rudy (And crew--Jingles and Manti) managed to make a stop to Mimi and Papaw's house Christmas eve and brought all of the kiddos new jammies!
Many great things happened in 2012.
I feel like our lives are starting again with this new chapter in my life being done with school and finding a new job. It's so difficult thinking I'm not going back to the same job I've been doing the past 8 years!!
Sit back and buckle up, 2013 may be a wild ride for me! AHHH :) (I don't deal well with change!)