I am so grateful to know that we are children of a loving Heavenly Father. I have learned from such amazing experience that the Lord guides us to be in the right place at the right time so he can bless us. I know at times I feel like I don't understand why things have to happen the way they do but I try and have faith to remember that the Lord's perspective is eternal and trust in him. Lately more than ever, this has been evident in my life.
Wow, I cannot believe how incredibly blessed I am!! Just a few short weeks ago, I was planning on going into the peace corps and I was soooo excited! When, I found out I couldn't go, I was kind of devastated. That was my plan for the next two years and without it, I was feeling really lost. I'm the type of person that thrives on goals. I love having something to work towards. It makes me feel like I'm progressing and I want to always feel that way. After finding out I wasn't going to be leaving for the Peace Corps, I felt goal less and purposeless. I don't like feeling that way. Luckily Heavenly Father has been very mindful of me and my situation. I cannot even begin to tell you have blessed my life is. Just 2 days after making the painful decision about the peace corps, I got called to interview for a history teaching job for the new school year in fall 2011. Substitute teaching started to pick up, and I started getting jobs everyday instead of just 2-3 a week. Then I found out that I got the job I interviewed for which is such a huge deal! I feel so blessed and excited to be able to start teaching full time again in my very own classroom! I started making plans for the future and looking to move out into a place I could afford on my limited subbing budget. A very good friend of mine found a job posting for a permanent history sub job which I applied and interviewed for. Just this last week I found out that I got the job! Even now I can't believe it. It is such a miracle. I will be teaching full time in my very own classroom starting Wednesday! As in 2 days from now! I don't even have to wait till the new school year! Now I am moving in with a group of beautiful roommates who I could not be more excited to live with! Life is never perfect but I know that if we simply focus on the positive things and strive to recognizes the tender mercies of the Lord in our life, we can be happy.
I'm so excited I can't even think straight which is a problem because I'm supposed to be writing lesson plans right now... Holy cow! I can't believe I get my own classroom in 2 days!!