It’s been a nice summer. I’ve had a lot of time and very little responsibility. I’ve read a lot of books, gotten the house (kind of ) clean, done some gardening and knitting, and learned to can vegetables. I worked a couple of temp jobs, and had few get-aways (one to Michigan, one to Tennessee, and one to camp at a local reservoir).
But now… I hate to admit it, but I’m kind of bored. I don’t have any big projects to work on (I might if I had the money for the materials to get something started, but having not worked this summer has made money very tight) and I feel almost like I’ve read all the good books the library has to offer (though I did find an historical novel about Catherine Parr (Henry VIII’s last wife) that I am enjoying at the moment.) The Olympics will provide a minor diversion, but I get really tired of Bob Costas and company.
I’m ready to go back to work. What will my job be? I have been hired as an aide at the high school down the street from me, but I’d rather be teaching. I had an interview for a teaching position in the next town over, and I’m still waiting to hear back. (They put the decision on hold temporarily because they are implementing a new electronic grade book system which is more involved than they had anticipated; the interview committee will meet again Monday, July 30.) I also had an interview for a teaching position at the middle school down the street from me. I had hoped to hear from them Friday, but no such luck. I figure I’ll have to know something Monday because their new staff orientation is Tuesday. I’ve also got an application out to a school system 40 minutes away, which I don’t feel terribly hopeful about.
So… I know what I want, but I don’t know yet what God has for me. I’m trying to have peace about it, but I manage to fret nonetheless. I know God will take care of me because he loves me. I hope his way of taking care of me is to provide me a teaching position, but I want to trust him whatever he has for me.