Preparing for Disappointment–Planning for Adventure

I remember someone telling me when I began teaching, “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.”  Isn’t that appropriate, all you teachers out there?  I’m even thinking of my sweet friend today that had an observation.  Seriously.  Who schedules an observation on Monday morning before Christmas break?!?!  Sigh…  (I know I don’t have to worry about her–she’s a GREAT teacher!)

Anyhow, back to the point:  I am preparing for disappointment.  I know I said that it would be okay if the job in NOVA doesn’t work out, but honestly, I really want it!  I want to teach Pre-K.  I want to go back to Virginia.  I want to re-assume a life of traffic, D.C. weirdos,  and sweet fellowship.  I want. I want. I want.  I know that this might not be about what I want…

I am preparing to be bummed in a couple days.  I was told that the school would be interviewing all last week.  I was told they would make a decision by Thursday of this week.  I haven’t heard a peep, and I know how these things work: interviews, emails, second interviews, good news!

BUT, I will NOT be depressed and whiney!  I know God’s plan is great for me!  Soooo, I am planning adventure.  That was the plan, remember?  Last night, in preparation for bad news, I made a couple strides in a fun adventurous direction.  I applied (or emailed school directors) in Brazil, Eastern Europe, Spain, Morocco and some other South American country I don’t remember.  Today, I am going to send info to Ghana.  I mean, why not??  (Seriously, why not?  If anyone can think of why I should or shouldn’t go…speak now!)

I have also decided to reapply to the Department of Defense schools.  I know those won’t start until next school year, but I figure a head start wouldn’t hurt.  If only something would work out soon!