Posted by TallGal at 9:43 PM
Posted by TallGal at 12:03 AM
Wow... a lot has happened in the last couple of days... phew...
Last night's interview resulted in an early morning email alerting me that I was one of the top two choices for the job (up north)... followed by a phone call from the supt. up there asking me to let him know some days I would be available to go back to meet with the school staff.... (insert juggling act here... between the local job and the north job...and wanting time to relax)... so I emailed some options... and then later in the day went to the local school for the interview with the supt. where... I was offered the job, officially, and I officially accepted. Yahooooooooooooo! While I was in the meeting the North Supt. left a message with a date and time to meet the staff at that school... after consulting with a mentor, I called the north supt and told him my decision. (I had told them last night that I was a top choice for another job and that I would know more by Friday.) The northern Supt. was very gracious, telling me that he was very pleased to have met me, that I did very well in the interview, that I should be proud of myself for all of my accomplishments and wished me well. I must send a card to him.
After meeting with the local Supt and I accepted the job... I was then taken to the benefits specialist... and was given a thousand forms to complete... okay maybe not a thousand... lol... and as it turns out I went to college with this woman's daughter, which earned a hug! Ha! That's one of the things I love about Maine... the connections... I also found out tonight that an aunt of one of my cousin's wives works in the same school district and I think I met her today! Too fun!
And more good news... This means I can relax a little... And even though my contract starts July 1... I am on vacation next week!!! Ha! Heading north for some rest and relaxation and I can't wait!
Tomorrow, finalize some paperwork... and go tour my new school and my office... I met my secretary today... MY Secretary!! How cool is that?
Next step... Officially gonna resign! ASAP!!!
Posted by TallGal at 11:17 PM
Posted by TallGal at 12:01 AM
Hello Universe... me again....
Thank you for the opportunities you have in store for me this week... job wise. I have decided that the interview for the job up north will go well and that the local meeting with the superintendent is going to go well. I know that my path and direction will be clear to me. I appreciate your support in these decisions.
Posted by TallGal at 9:50 AM
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Posted by TallGal at 12:06 PM
Oh.. and I have to work at the tolls this afternoon... I'm beginning to contemplate giving up the tolls... but it has offered a bit of security for me... hard to do... but... contemplating.
My head is tired.
Posted by TallGal at 11:29 AM
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Posted by TallGal at 9:47 PM
So.. while I wait to see what the universe has in store for me as far as job stuff... I am packing... and purging... I am going to get a new job for next year... in fact, I have decided that I will get a minimum of two phone calls this week to schedule interviews. With a new job, I will move.. even if my new job keeps me in this area, I want a new place to live. (And, on the slight chance that I do not get a new job, I will look for a new place to live in early fall... ) I need change... and that includes a new place to live. This apartment has been a place to live... but it has never felt like home... it was a place I moved into when Mom was diagnosed with cancer, when my then landlord was moving into the apartment I was renting, causing me to need to move out... so this place... was a safety net... and I want more. So... starting to pack is a move in that direction... also it is time to purge, to get rid of things... today I went through some boxes that have been taking up space in my spare room...boxes filled with graduate work, school papers, and other stuff... and I decided I don't want that stuff anymore... so I tossed it. When I visited my aunt back in April, for one of the interviews, I picked up a couple of boxes of dishes that my other aunt had packed for me... a set that belonged to my grandmother who always wanted me to have them... today I repacked them so that they will do well in a big move. They are so pretty. It was nice to look through all the pieces. I also packed up some of the glassware that I had taken from my other grandmother's house after she died... I packed up board games, photographs... and even took some things off my walls because there was room in the boxes for more stuff... I feel like I got a good start... and as I was going through things, I threw out a lot. my trash can outside is overflowing. I also was doing some laundry today... and my dryer requires two cycles to get clothes dry, so I had a rule for myself....whenever I came up the stairs without clothes, I had to bring other things up... So... from my basement I brought up 12-15 flower pots and some other gardening stuff that I will see if any coworkers want and if not will give to goodwill... I also brought up my walker and my crutches... The walker and crutches moved here with me even though I moved here almost a couple years after surgery... there was part of me that felt like I would need them again... and that keeping them would also mean that I would trick the universe... if I had them, I somehow believed that I wouldn't need them again... but.. today I decided enough is enough... and they are leaving...
I think that I am going to pack up a lot of stuff...even dishes... keep out a few plates, bowls, and pots and pans... but pack most everything else... or get rid of it. I have a couple of plates that have chips in them... time to get rid of them... Also, as I was doing laundry today, I am separating things... clothes that are too big in one bin gym clothes in another, and clothes that I just don't like anymore are going to goodwill...
There are things right now that I can't control... mainly the job thing... but... I can do so many other things in my life to make change and get me where I want to be... eventually... simplifying... it's time...
Posted by TallGal at 8:59 PM
The marathon training has officially started... and today I was supposed to walk three miles... so... decided to walk along the ocean, a place that is fairly new to me... and I love it. It makes me appreciate Maine... and fall in love with the state where I get to live... Here are some pics from the walk... Enjoy!
Posted by TallGal at 10:44 PM