I was never your stereotypical Mormon. I’ve never been one for poofy hair, frilly dresses, floral print, Jell-O (with or without fruits and vegetables in it–ick!) or crazy dating ideas. Yet I’ve always had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The past two months have been incredibly difficult–We knew that the time was right to get me a full-time job again. I was applying everywhere for anything remotely related to my former career as a teacher: principalship in NYC or DC, curriculum writer in Baltimore, teacher at a charter school in Philly, positions at the local universities, etc. Some of these jobs are 3+ hours from my home, which would force us to move and commute long distances. It wouldn’t be an ideal situation, especially being the RS President, but I knew I had to be open to it. After the craziness of this week, I couldn’t handle it all anymore, so I turned it over to the Lord.
Guess what falls into my lap: My dream job! I’ll be telecommuting as a Social Studies Curriculum writer. Seriously. It’s currently part-time, but the money is so good that 20 hours of part-time is almost what I’d get in any job around here for full-time. The great part is that if I were to go back to school for my PhD or EdD tomorrow, I’d be going for curriculum and instruction. What great experience for the future, and good money for now 🙂 I am very grateful for the blessings my Father has once again bestowed me with.