I have a question for all of you today. Do you find it easier to shake your life up if you are doing it with a friend?
I ask this question, because I am finding the answer to be a very definitive yes for me. I have a lot of stuff going for me. I am a good person. I am good teacher. I work hard. And I deserve to have a job. I’m not saying these things to just make myself feel better, but because they are true. And maybe it is partly to make myself feel better, but I deserve to feel good about myself. I deserve to realize my potential and not just fake it all the time.
Recently, one of my BFFs asked me if I would consider applying to a school district with her. She only asked this because there are a lot of teaching jobs open in this specific school district. So there would be a much better chance of both of us getting a job.
I was hesitant. But I have made the decision that I will definitely apply. At the very least, I will apply. I will actively try and let the district know that I am interested. And, maybe, we will both get jobs and be moving. And that would be okay with me.
And I think that part of the reason it would be okay with me is that I would be doing it with a friend. I wouldn’t be alone. And I would be teaching.
You might recall that I had received a teaching offer. Well, not exactly. I received an offer from Teach for America, and I ended up rejecting it. I don’t remember how in-depth I got with how I was feeling as that unfolded; but I was really worried that I had lost my chance to get a teaching job. That I had thrown away too great an opportunity.
And maybe this is my redemption. I think this could be good for me. Really good for me. And I think that knowing that I may possibly be going through it with a friend makes me really happy and makes me feel safer. I have other things that worry me about it. But I think I could really end up really wanting this to happen for me.
How do you feel about shaking up your life? Have you ever shaken up your life in a major way?