What Now?

Not sure if anyone will relate to this week’s blog post topic, but I thought I would be transparent on where I am right now…


Billy is getting settled into his new job, and Liam has acclimated to his new school here in Texas.


Once we had settled from our move, I had planned to start substitute teaching. However, just this week I learned that I missed our school district’s last hiring phase of substitute teachers.


So, here I am sitting here at my computer- in my robe, and it’s after 10 a.m.  LOL


This feels VERY foreign to me after nearly 20 years of teaching, much of it spent as an intern, taking classes to earn my 3 teaching credentials, managing a full-time work, and a family.


Prior to leaving California, I was talking to a co-worker, and she said something like, “It will be kind of cool to reinvent yourself (in Texas).”


My initial thought was,”I’m not going to do that.”  I don’t want to change who I am…


Guess what? I kind of don’t have a choice LOL.


I’m not going to re-invent the core of who I am, but here’s what I AM going to re-invent:


*Though I believe God has given me some talent in the area of teaching, I believe in being open to other day job options. Maybe God doesn’t want me to be a teacher anymore…I have applied for various job options in our local school district, and I plan to keep an ear open to other types of opportunities.


*I am going to take time to refocus on my purpose and my goals. I purchased this book to do some homework on me (below). I’m realizing this is necessary if I’m going to maintain a growth mindset. Otherwise I will continue to stay stagnate. I’ll let you know what I think of the book!



*I WILL MOVE—this is closely tied to my previous point. I think I’m like a lot of people out there: I wait for inspiration and motivation to happen to me. Like it’s some spiritual great awakening. Truth be told—motivation comes from within. We have to take that first step!


*I will be more forgiving—when things don’t happen on my time table. I will extend grace to myself when I have a less productive day. I will trust God’s timing as He will bring the perfect opportunities to me. Oh, I will knock on doors. Multiple doors at once LOL. The anticipation of which door will open will spur me on to my next chapter. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!


*I will stop making excuses.





Isn’t this the truth? Self-doubt, fear, anxiety, our past—all fan the flames of excuses in our mind.  I will work on not going there (the dark side LOL). However, if I do, I’ll work on capturing these thoughts much quicker and replacing them with daily affirmations. My favorite affirmations are promises from the Bible.  I know who I belong to, and I trust that His plans are bigger and greater than my plans.




Though I  don’t have any hard leads for a teaching position, there are some other possibilities that are brewing. I’ll let you know what happens as this whole thing plays out. If this encouraged you in any way, please never hesitate to let me know!





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