It's always amazing to me that I think I know what I want. When it doesn't happen, I'm devastated. Then something new comes along, and it's better. We don't know what is waiting, just around the next bend.
In May I assumed I was getting a contract with the school I was teaching at, and I didn't make plans to look for another job. I was sure I knew exactly what I wanted. Two weeks before school ended I was shocked when I was told the school didn't have the funding to make my job full-time as I had been led to believe since August. It felt like my life was crashing down around me.
Now, however, I am preparing for the next chapter of my life. After a frantic search that seemed to take forever (in reality it was about six weeks), I got hired with a school that seems to be perfect for me. I am in training now to learn about specific teaching methods they use, and school starts at the end of this month. Wow, how quickly things can change!