Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Job = Excitement

I've mentioned in the past that I have spent the last few years teaching high school English. While that experience taught many many important lessons, I made lots of great friends, and I think I even helped a few students...I just wasn't very happy. I never felt that teaching high school would be how I would spend my life.

After completing my Bachelor's degree, I went on to grad school in order to work toward a Master's degree in English. At that point, my plan was to find a teaching position at a two year college where I could teach general education courses without a PhD. Well, when graduation rolled around, there weren't any two year college positions available, so I had to take a high school job.

Since that time, I have tried to keep my eyes open for a college level position, and luckily enough, this summer one opened up. Back in July, I went for an interview and had to teach a mock lesson to the selection committee. Within a couple of weeks, they called to offer me the position. 

You guys...I was soooo excited! 

So, of course, I accepted. Now, this week, things are getting started. I have to show up Wednesday for some professional development sessions, and classes begin on the 29th! So, over the next couple of weeks I will be preparing syllabi and course calendars and getting used to my new office! Wish me luck! 

How about you? Have you ever made a job switch in order to finally do something you have always wanted to do?


  1. Congrats! that is so awesome. by the way love the blog design (not sure when you changed it but a lot of times i read blogs on google reader and don't see the designs)!

  2. I nominated you for the Liebster award. If you have already gotten it no worries.

  3. Congrats on the job, Like Amanda above me I also nominated you for the Liebster award! haha! You are a very popular lady!

  4. It is good that you went for what makes you happy. Going for something that you don’t really like would just burn you out in the long run and probably take away excellence in your finished tasks. I, too, made a job switch to do something that I have always wanted to do. It brings a certain security that I was born to do the job I’m doing now.

    Rupert Echard

  5. I love reading about new jobs that feel like good fits.