Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I need to give a little background before I totally start.... I am certified teacher who taught for 5 yrs, but when I went I bedrest with my daughter I decided to stay home and raise a family. I gave birth to my daughter in 2004, son in 2006, son in 2007 and a daughter in 2009. I have tutored for the last 5 years and love doing it for a little extra money. I LOVE my kids and don't think I don't, but I am ready to be part of the working class again! I miss teaching! I mean I REALLY miss it. My heart misses it, but I love being home with my 2 who are not in school full time yet. I made the decsion to start substitute teaching this year. I applied in 2 districts. The one district accepts all subs. The other district has had a locked sub list for 2 years. They opened their list for 10 days only, but once they filled the subs they were closing it again. The listing went up on Friday morning. I spent Friday typing a resume, scanning in letters of recommendation, getting all my references together and typing up 9 essays that I had to respond to for the application. I completed my application and submitted it at 11pm on Friday night. Yesterday I got a phone call asking me to come in for an interview! I could not have been happier! I have that guilty feeling that if I start working my little ones won't get as much time with me, but on the other hand I think it will make me a better mom because I want to fill that hole. I am not going back full time because I would horribly miss them, but I still get to have a little time doing it! After the phone call I was organizing and planning! Here is what was running through my head..... I need to lose this weight, I need to get work clothes, I need to start preparing meals ahead of time and really plan so when I get the call I will still be able to provide a healthy meal for my family! All those things are being worked on currently! :) I am serious about losing weight, I am garage sale shopping for clothes because I don't want to spend a lot of money on clothes I don't plan on fitting in forever. I also started figuring out how to get meals prepared ahead of time... (throwing chicken in bags in marinade before I freeze it, cooking pasta dishes like veggie lasagna, slow cooker meals). I am so excited for all this falling into my lap at this time! My smile stretches from ear to ear!