Sunday, 23 October 2016

Life changes

So, Hubster and I have tightened our belts and are hoping a job is coming for him soon.

In the meantime, I had two choices...go back to the corporate rat race that drove me to the brink of insanity, or find a less stressful job, closer to home. I knew I wasn't ready for full time, but no company is hiring part time managers...except retail...and I didn't want to work evenings and weekends.

I registered on indeed.ca and began my job search, with one eye open, and no solid idea of what I was going to do.

One morning, my saved search (part time, my town) threw me a curve ball.  Out of nowhere, a part time, supply teaching position at a Montessori school popped up.  The school is five minutes from our new house!

As a side story, in 1991, I took six of the eight courses required for first year Early Childhood Education though night school at our local college. I had an average of 94% and will killing the program, while working full time for a lawyer. The time came for me to do my field placement (three weeks full time in a daycare to test my hands on skills with children).  My boss refused to give me the three weeks off, even without pay, to complete the placement. I had car payments and responsibilities and couldn't quit my job, and so, I had no other choice but to drop out of college.  I was devastated. But, I went on to have s very successful career, first in the legal field and then with a payroll service provider, where I worked my way up through the ranks.

Back to the Montessori position...I applied, extremely hopeful, but very doubtful, that I would get the position.  The very next day, I received an email, requesting an interview for the following day. I couldn't believe it!  The interview went very well and I really connected with the principal.

I got word a few days later that I got the position!!  I did my police check and completed my training and I started three weeks ago. I absolutely love it!

I also applied to Algonquin College and was accepted for their full time, online ECE program. I start in January.

My goodness, what a whirlwind of change it has been. I am able to work with children, which was always my passion, and I get a second chance at my degree. Simply amazing. Pin It

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