Yesterday I was cruising the Craig's List ads looking for possible job postings. There was a listing for a sixth grade teacher to take over for the rest of the school year. On a whim I decided to apply for the job. To be honest, I never expected to get called in for an interview. My resume is not extremely strong, and I knew it would take a special kind of teacher to be able to successfully take over at this time in the school year.
Mid-day today I got a phone call asking me to come in as soon as possible for an interview. They didn't care that I wasn't dressed for an interview, they just wanted me to come in. I thought the interview went well, and I left feeling very positive about it. The principal said he would be making a decision by the end of the day and would call the person who got the job so he or she could start next week. I didn't get a phone call, so I assume I didn't get the job.
I am truly okay with not getting this job. I have to admit that I was sad about the thought of leaving the school I am subbing at. I REALLY want a full-time job at that school. This morning on Facebook I had asked for prayers and positive thoughts that I would know the direction I was supposed to take when facing a fork in the road. I think this was my fork in the road, and I have renewed my determination to get the job I want.
On one hand I feel slightly disappointed and rejected. On the other hand I am looking forward to heading to work on Monday and knowing that I am someone who is wanted. This afternoon when I picked the girls up from school I had a minimum of three children stop to tell me goodbye, some giving me hugs to last the weekend. In many ways I felt like a celebrity. How can I beat that?