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Ready to Get Back to Work

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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.


About Karen Koch

I like the old-fashioned lifestyle. All this new-fangled stuff baffles me sometimes. I cherish living out in the country, raising chickens and rabbits, planting fruit trees, and enjoying a slow life filled with beautiful words and ideas. I don't always achieve a slow life. I teach middle school English and manage a little burgeoning farm with my husband, and somewhere in the midst of that, I try to find time for writing, running, knitting, reading, and playing the ukulele. And sometimes, I actually succeed.

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  1. You are an example of trusting God no matter what is thrown at you. Hang in there! It’s good that there was a reason for no call last week. You may have to decide between more than one!


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