Starting fresh. Taking a leap of faith. Believing in the unknown.
I officially put in my resignation a little over a week ago. It’s not a secret. Most of those close to us who are reading this already know I did.
This post isn’t about getting approval, or backlash, it is simply about what it says…turning over a new leaf, and I think the image at the bottom says it all (I won’t get into all the details again as to why I have decided to leave teaching for now, but please feel free to read our previous post, “the time has come”).
I will tell you that we made sure we were in the right frame of mind when we made this decision. We didn’t want to make any major decisions based solely on the hurt we have endured. This is why I continued working through the remainder of this year, rather than simply resigning before, or after my medical leave ended.
After many heart to hearts with each other and with the Big Guy upstairs, I am happy to report that there was, and still isn’t even 1 doubt in our minds that it is the best choice for us and our lives right now.
When I gave my letter, I literally felt as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Not only are we at total peace, we also have the full support of those around us. Does this mean I will never teach littles again? Not at all! That’s the wonderful thing about teaching-it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It will be right where I left it.
So, what will I be doing come the fall then? Will I just be sitting around blogging all day? Ha! I wish! Wouldn’t that be perfect? I do know that I will not be obtaining a full-time job for the time being (one of the main reasons I am leaving teaching right now). I also know that I will continue to be a professor at the college, teaching classes online as I currently am.
In addition, I have been offered a pretty cool opportunity at the college to become an “observer.” What this means is, as a professor, I will get paid to observe students teach lessons who are pursuing their bachelor’s degrees in education. So excited for this!
On top of these part-time gigs, I hope to do some writing where I actually do get paid! There are a few possibilities currently awaiting, and I honestly cannot wait to pursue them. This blog has really brought out my passion and love for writing more than ever. I always knew there was a spark, it was just a matter of igniting it. Another blessing in disguise.
Again, thanks to God, and “Surviving Infertility” we are ready for another new path. Faith, hope, and trust are truly amazing things!