Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jobless, but Hopeful

Since moving to Alabama in mid June, I have been jobless!! I used the month of July to finish my Master’s degree but since then have been left watching Good Morning American, TLC, and HGTV, and let me tell you there is only so much cleaning and cooking I can do!

It’s not that I haven’t been trying. In fact I have been on the internet for hours every day emailing, applying, and stalking principles! I have my degrees in music education and quite frankly, our schools are quite poor right now on top of the fact that I moved here just a month before school began.

Thank goodness my NWH (newlywed husband) has a great job and is not worried in the least bit for be to become employed, but I am a mover and shaker! I have to work; I don’t know any different!

Today, I thought would be a turning point. I had an interview at a school! When I arrived I noticed the lady checking my name off of a list of interviewees a mile long. I definitely wasn’t the only one hoping for a position.

I entered the room and was asked a series of 3 or 4 questions such as “How would you set up your classroom?” “What are some teaching strategies you use?” “What make you a great teacher?” I answered them intellectually, trying to allow my personally to shine.

Finally one of the interviewers asked me if I had any questions. So I asked if there were any available positions. The male interviewer took the reins and answered, “Well, uh, no… not at this time.” There is was. I had dressed in my most professional attire, mentally prepared myself, drove 20 miles, and answered all the questions, for a nonexistent job!

I try not to take all of this personally, but it’s very disheartening to know that I worked so hard and having nothing to show for it except a framed degree.

This made me think of the famous “Footprints” poem, and I thought it would be a perfect time to share it with you and remind anyone else going through a tough time to allow God to carry you.

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