Wednesday, June 30, 2010


A month or so ago I was browsing the teaching jobs here in our district.  Looking around for a job for hubby closer to where we live. 

While searching, I came across my dream job....a part time Music Specialist job at a new Elementary School about ten minutes from us.  I love kids of all ages, I love teaching, and I love music.......but I also loved working from home. 

I happened to mention it to hubby, and he's like go for it, just apply and see what happens.  My jaw dropped, I'm like, are you serious?  I'm not ready for a job.  The twins are only three.  

You don't have to take it, he said, just go for it. 

So I did. 

And I got an interview. 

And after a month of waiting to hear, being sure that there was no way I got it (I heard there were 400 people who applied for the six jobs at that school), I heard back. 

And I got it. 

And then I had to decide wether or not to take it. 

This was a very hard decision for me. I am a mother and wife first, period. 

But money is tight, and I had to find ways to work from home.  So even when I am home I didn't always feel like they were getting my attention. 

So after much discussion, prayer, and a trip to the temple, we felt like it was right for our family. 

I would now be buying educational kids toys for my kids at school as well as for my own kids and preschoolers. 

And this will be my first real out of home job since getting married eleven years ago. 

What if I suck at it?

What if my kids get ignored?

What if it's too much for me?

What if I find out I hate it?

What if it was the wrong thing?

But then I have to go back. 

Go back to that peaceful feeling that this is right for me and my family. 

I know it will be hard work. And most everyone I talk to thinks I'm crazy. 

But I'm going to give it a go. 

And by gum am I excited!


  1. That is awesome, I am sure you will do well.

  2. How exciting for you!
    I am sure thing will all work out!

  3. That is awesome! Praying that God restores that feeling of utter peace that you are doing the right thing over and over again until you believe it! And that He provides everything else you need to make this work for your whole family!


  4. YAY!!
    I am sure you will do great!!

  5. What are the "what if's" if you don't take it?
    You will suceed at what ever you want to do, even if it is something else 6 months from now.
    Just...don't MOVE!!

  6. Congrats! I am sure you will enjoy the change, though you will miss your current situation as well, and look on the brightest side: you will get some good experience, and if you absolutely hate it, you don't have to continue. wishing you all the best!

  7. that is wonderful!! and if you hate it (which you won't) and your kids are being ignored (which they won't be) and it sucks (which it won't), you can always resign. nobody said this job is permanent and forever!! go back to work, you might find that you missed the challenge of teaching!!

  8. This may be exactly what you need. Part time is great for moms with little ones. I think you will be just fine!

  9. You'll do great. We're so excited for you! I'm looking at having to get some kind of part time job to pay for braces this year, and you know the prospects for jobs around here. Might end up at the grub box--ugh. So enjoy that fun job--even hubby said it was perfect for you! :)

  10. You are going to do awesome, and I'm so excited that you'll be so close, but you already know that!



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