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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

After the Diploma

So I was thinking....that the waiting game is not fun.  The past few days have been really exciting ones in my life.  I graduated college and had two job interviews.  On Monday, I dressed in the black gown and mortarboard and prepared myself for the big "shake with right hand, take diploma with left" moment. After bearing the intense sun and heat for a couple of hours, I very proudly, in front of my lovely family and a thousand others walked across the stage and received the degree that I have been working on for the past four years.  
Four years flew by really quickly, can not believe I have made it to this point already!

As I walked across the stage, I heard a loud cheer arise from the 13 family members that came to watch me graduate. I am so lucky to have such a great family. They have been the support system, cheering section, and listening ear throughout my life and especially through these past four unforgettable years. 
   My Auburn family!
So with my degree in hand, my thoughts turn to what I will be doing this upcoming fall. I am hoping that I will be able to start decorating my own classroom soon. Most people think teaching jobs are easy to come by, and five years ago it was a little bit better, but with funding being taken away from education I have quickly learned how hard the job market is. I have been blessed with some family friends who have been helping me put my name out there. I have had three interviews so far, but with the principals not knowing if they will get the funding for the units I am in the waiting game. I have been a little nervous and anxious during this process; however, I have had a great peace. I believe this is because I know God is laying out His plan for me. I have used this waiting game time to go deeper in prayer with Him asking Him to show me the path that will glorify Him. 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about itself." ~Matthew 6:34

the Auburn graduate and future teacher