You Can’t Always Get What You Want

About two years ago, I left my job as a receptionist and social media maven to pursue teaching.

Since I spent years studying education, I thought that it was time to put that to good use.

So I got the fear and put in my two week’s notice.

Since then, I’ve been substitute teaching in two districts around where I live and loving it. I teach nearly every day and had two long-term sub placements.

This summer, there were two job openings. Both in the districts where I work. I thought, score! This could be my chance!

So I worked on polishing up my resume and cover letter. I spent days making sure they were both stellar and even work shopped them with a friend. With my fingers crossed, I applied to both jobs very early in the summer. Continue reading

Life Lessons: Starting a New Chapter

Life Lessons- Starting a New Chapter

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my decision to leave my job and pursue something that I was passionate about.

Since then, my two weeks at the office have come to an end and I find myself looking forward to the future with a fresh, new perspective. I’m starting a new chapter in my life, one that is much needed and necessary. While the position I just left was what I needed at the time I got it, it was not something that I could see myself doing and being happy with in the long run. And if life is too short to not be doing something that you love, life is definitely too short to be doing something you don’t enjoy. Continue reading

Life Lessons- Do What You Love.

This year i’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. It’s been hard, but there have been many great lessons and experiences along the way.

I’m 28, I have a masters degree, and I’ve done nothing but work in jobs where I wasn’t using my education. The people I worked with were amazing and there were things I loved about each job– but I wasn’t happy. In fact I was utterly depressed.

And miserable.

One day, my boyfriend and I were talking about different employment options I had around where we live. After another year of looking (and admittedly not looking hard enough) nothing had come up. I was still not using my degree. Still not able to pay back those student loans. But I’d allowed myself to get comfortable in the job I was in. Continue reading