How Long I Have Been On My Journey

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Job Opportunity!!!

Before you get your hopes up thinking that I am going to get hired in the next couple of months, WRONG! LOL! But I will elaborate what is going on. Well, I was approached by this young girl and she told me that her aunt wanted to talk to me. The young girl is one of my co-workers at my little job that I have. I told her that I would get in touch with her aunt soon, just wondering what she would want. When I finally get in touch with her, she tells me that she is retiring in a year, and she would like for me to take over her job.
SAY WHAT?! Let me bring you up to speed. Ok, this woman is a family and consumer science teacher, others may know it as Home Ec. LOL. Yes, a home ec teacher. Due to a series of deaths in her family, she is ready to retire. Another thing that stops her from retiring is that if she retires without a replacement on hand, the program will close indefinitely at the school. She doesn't want that to happen, so she is searching for her replacement right now.
WHY ME? Well, she remembers how much I loved to sew. Also, her niece has talked about how I have made lots and lots of earrings and brought them to the school where I work now and sell them. Her niece recommended me for a replacement, and her aunt jumped at the opportunity to talk to me and see where my head was at about coming aboard.

OK, Education is not where I want to retire from, but  I always find myself here, tutoring someone, assisting someone. My mom regrets that I did not get my degree in education, but that is not where my heart is. My heart is in the medical field, and my interest is in the counseling-slash-therapy-slash-rehab field. I believe that my heart is with more of mental, social and psychological rehabilitation, rather than the actual physical therapy. I believe that I can scratch physical therapy off of my list. BACK TO HOME EC, being that I do not have a job right now, I would love to work somewhere, and Home Ec isn't traditional education. I would actually have fun in this field. I could have the kiddies doing all kinds of wonderful things. HOWEVER, I do not see myself doing five years in this program. So I am ironing out a map in my head about what I am going to do. I have time. She isn't going to retire tomorrow, so I am going to really let it marinate, BUT I will keep you all posted.
Until next time.

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