Well... today is about what my husband and I are doing now.
School starts for me next Monday, the 10th... or it was supposed to...
About two weeks ago, my husband was contacted by a head hunter, had two Skype interviews, was offered a job, and accepted a job. This all happened in a matter of about 5 days.
This is pretty crazy for a few different reasons....
- Did I mention I was supposed to report back in one week?! Eeek!
- I didn't have a job... not to mention an updated resume, cover letter, letters of recommendation... ummmm official transcripts..... also how in the heck do I find my PRAXIS scores from 4 years ago?
- We don't have a place to live.
- Most importantly, and the most difficult, I'm pretty sure I have the best job in the world.
After the head hunter called, and Rich told me about the job, I automatically said "no way!" It was horrible timing, I LOVE my job, and Grand Junction has become our home and our life. I just didn't think it was right.
Fast-forward about 2-3 days later, he had the interview, I knew more about the job, what he really wanted, and what it meant for us. Rich has always wanted to go back to Pueblo. Weirdly enough, he basically had to drag me to Grand Junction from Pueblo, but now I'm the one that wants to stay... I think mostly because of my job and friends.
We had always said we wouldn't leave unless it was the perfect job and opportunity for him, because I loved my job so much... but it became more and more clear that it might be just that.
Rich also had a pretty great job here too, but this is where the nursing school story comes in. It was truly one of the hardest, but also one of the best, things I ever did. I told him that we might just be in that same situation 5 years later.
Long story short, he (we) accepted! I literally drove straight to my current school and told my principal. I think it was pretty shocking, but he is pretty wonderful, and was very supportive. He sent out an email right away, trying to find another 5th grade teacher.
It has been pretty difficult breaking the news to families who were going to be in my class, my administrators, the staff, and my wonderful teaching parter (another reason my job is so great).... but it also has become exciting in some ways too. Bittersweet, as we all know.
So we are moving back to Pueblo... I say "back" because we both went to college there.
The best thing about Pueblo is that it is close to pretty much everything. My sisters live in Denver and Colorado Springs and both our parents still live in Salida.
Here is a little map :)
So the craziest part for me is that I am leaving an amazing job for the unknown. Right?
Well, in another crazy set of events... I got all 9 documents I had to upload to the school district's application done last Thursday morning... I then left for Vegas Thursday afternoon.
On Friday, while at breakfast in Vegas, I got a call from a school for a position... and they wanted to do a phone interview that day! EEEK!
I literally did a 30-minute phone interview in a corner, near a bell hop's closet, in a casino, in Vegas.
About an hour later, she called me, while I was in Caesar's Palace (I say this, because I actually also got married in Caesar's palace) and they offered me the job!
Super exciting but also terrifying.
It's 6th grade!... hence the 6th grade reading units pacing guide from yesterday.
AGH! I am excited for the challenge, but I feel like I just got 5th grade under my belt, and now I'm switching... but I'm working on my 6th grade reading units now.
I literally just paced out the whole 5th grade curriculum a few weeks ago! I think I might have to just wing it on the other subjects haha!
I think we are in for a few rough months....
We don't have a place to live (we are going to look this week), I am switching grade levels, I start my masters program in two weeks, have to report to school in two weeks, and we have to move 6 hours across the state.
But I also think we have a lot of exciting things coming our way. And for once, I think I actually understand that it's all part of our plan and it's exactly where we are supposed to be.
So what's my husband's job that we're uprooting our lives for?
He's has an accounting degree, and he was an auditor.....but now?
No, he's not riding bulls! But he is going to be working for Professional Bull Riding as a senior accountant. Pretty cool huh? I'm mostly excited that the finals are in Las Vegas. Ha!
So this is our life right now...
When I should have been getting my classroom ready, we are moving across the state, starting new jobs, and trying to find a place to live...
I am heading to Pueblo tomorrow... and then there might be a PART III! HA!