I have not posted to this blog since Dec. 6th. What a slacker. I have been a busy little bee since then, but not in the way I would hope. Let me just start off by saying:
No, I did not find a job.
However, I did finally -officially- graduate! I actually participated in the whole walking across the stage tradition. It was exactly as boring as I thought it would be, but Mom, Dad, Grandma, & Grandpa all drove to TN to see it, so I walked with my big smile on.
Here I am with Grandma & Grandpa (i.e. favorite people ever). Please notice the special white tassel 🙂
I graduated Summa cum Laude, so I got that special tassel (contain your excitement, please), and sat separately from everyone else in my major. It doesn’t sound great… but it was nice to be recognized for busting my butt these last couple years.
Since finishing up student teaching I have been subbing. Once in kindergarten – I really don’t think that is the place for me. Twice in fourth grade, twice in fifth grade, and once in second. Fourth and fifth were my favorites. I subbed at one of the schools I student taught at, so no new connections there. I sat down with a principal at a school that I loved while subbing to discuss my resume. He was super nice and said he would keep it on file, but I doubt anyone would leave there anytime soon – it’s dreamy. Then… here’s an interesting tidbit for you…
Remember that school that I made a big impression with at the job fair? The one that personally invited me to come sub? Well they did call me to sub and I went. Things went rather well – people kept coming in to check in on me and I gathered that it was a class with behavior problems. The principal even came in and sat for about 20 minutes while doing things on her iPad. I talked to her for a bit, and then just went on as if she wasn’t there (like it was an observation maybe?). I wondered if she was trying to get a feel for how I am with the students? I don’t know of an opening there, and it’s pretty far from my house – but a job is a job!!
I think I have applied to 4 or 5 positions since we met last. I haven’t received one email or phone call. I’m beginning to worry there is something wrong with my application or the lines of communication. I almost wish there was an automated response to tell me that they received my application so I knew there was something going back and forth at least. Now they’re getting ready to go on Christmas break and there’s nothing I can do except wait.
Speaking of waiting… I am home with my family in MI now. I should have plenty of time to update both blogs, so be sure and click that follow button if you haven’t yet 😉
Hope everyone is having a relaxing few days before Christmas – no stressful last minute shopping! See y’all soon!