I have had three big doors close for me over the last couple of months.
I was randomly searching on the website for CA teaching jobs and came across a position in my children's district. I thought, "how much more perfect than this would it be than to work where they can go to school with me?"
I applied and didn't think anything of it. After all, there are over 250,000 teachers unemployed in the state of CA alone.
However, I got an interview. I thought, "this is a total God thing."
I shopped for a new outfit, quickly threw my portfolio together, and went to the interview.
I felt a tad rusty. It's been 7 years since I left the profession to stay at home with my boys.
Bottom line is that I didn't get the job.
Also a bit of relief. I don't know if I was really ready to change gears that drastically.
God said, "no."
Then I decided after deliberating over it for a year, that I would do a homeschool hybrid program with Luke (8) and Charlie (5). Super long story short, there was a wait list for 3rd. Then there wasn't. Then there was. It was an office mix up. There always was. We didn't get in due to the stinkin' wait list.
God said "no."
As summer wrapped up today and we spent the day at the beach, in the back of my mind I was consumed with arriving at our local school to find out Charlie's kindergarten teacher. I had several I'd be okay with. One I would not.
Little did I know that there was a new teacher hired.
We didn't get any of the 5 we hoped for. We got the new teacher.
God said "no."
Now I know his teacher will be wonderful, but when you have your heart set on a certain thing and it doesn't work out, it stinks. But, I bounce back. I know it will be fine. I truly believe that.
So in my puddle of disappointments tonight, I'm clinging to this:
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