Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Today is Christmas Eve and I am looking forward to getting together with family and friends. I already enjoyed some good company and food. This year Lavinia is celebrating the holidays in Nova Scotia with her Dad and his family. I do miss her and Christmas is not the same without her, but I am still thankful that I am here on PEI and surrounded by family and friends.
My wish for this Christmas and the next year is for me to have courage to do what it takes to pursue a teaching position for next year. The next school year, Lavinia will be with her father and is the perfect timing for me to get some experience in a career I love. The problem is that I will most likely have to go elsewhere. I feel like after being trapped in Nova Scotia for so many years that I don’t want to leave the Island. It is so hard to get a job here since so many families are moving out west. Every year more teaching jobs are reduced. Since I am already starting this career late in life, I really don’t have the years to wait and go through the process it takes to get a full time job if I can just go elsewhere. I am single and free to go. Nothing is stopping me, except fear. It is time to shake that fear and just go for it. This next year, other than still maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to work on my career.
I was looking at my 40 before 40 challenge and was finding that I don’t have too many new experiences. The whole point of the challenge is to have me step out of my comfort zone and try new things. This I obviously still need to work on.
I wish Lavinia has a really good year. I am very pleased she is doing well in school and in 4-H. I hope she also has fun in swimming lessons in January. I am going back to my old job so will have Sundays off and will be able to take her. I feel bad about not taking her earlier in the year but just am not sure how I was able to do it until the house sold. Even now, things will be tight but I will make it happen. I worry about her going to Junior High next year. I hope she adjusts well. She is so young for Junior High. At least she has an independent spirit and does her own thing. I hope that serves her well. I hope she has a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday. I can’t wait to talk to her tomorrow.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.