Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Adventure

I'm about to start a new adventureI'm super excited.  I haven't been shy telling you I've been a bit overwhelmed lately.  I need a change.  In a week and a half that's exactly what I'm going to get.  I've been hired by the Art Institute in Fort Worth to teach a class.  Hopefully another quarter I will have another class but for now, I'm happy with 1.  I will also be majorly reducing my hours at CMA so that I can spend more time at home.  It's been a really long road to this decision.  It probably shouldn't have been but I had a hard time trying to figure out what to do.  I felt like a failure becuase I couldn't manage a family and a full time job.  I'm surrounded by wonderful working moms who seem completely happy and balanced and fine.  Why can't I be fine?  Why can't I balance everything too?  I guess what I finally discovered is that you can be a balanced and happy working mom- and that's Gods plan for THEM.  But God has a different plan for ME.  And that's okay.  We all have different paths.  I'm so thankful for that.  I am hoping to help Mike out more at church and take care of the house better and start a new adventure in the teaching.  I am so thankful for working moms- like my OB.  I'm thankful for all of the different adventures that shape who we are and give us different perspectives- and hopefully we can encourage each other in the process. 

Sorry for rambling. 

I'm sorry I haven't been able to talk about it.  I didn't think it was appropriate to talk about my job situation when people from work read the blog.  God really worked to make this an ideal situation.  CMA was totally understanding about reducing my hours and very willing to work out a new schedule.  Art Institute (Ai) has been amazing.  I have lover everyone I have met there and the Dean that hired me is going to be a lot of fun to work for.  He's not worried that I have not taught before and is very willing to help me learn how to be a great teacher.  The program there is great and they are very student focused so I can't wait to meet my students and get started.  If you want to go back to Art school you should come visit and check it out. 

I'm so excited.  Did I already say that?  I need a change, I like change. 

I'm teaching Drafting 1You might laugh a little if you are familiar with what I do.  I haven't done Drafting 1 since I took Drafting 1.  Drafting 1 is hand drafting which isn't done a lot.  BUT... what you learn in Drafting 1 is the foundation for pretty much everything you will do the rest of college and beyond.  Learning to draw it by hand will help when they learn to draw it on the computer.  I went to training yesterday and left very excited and very much on information overload. 

I'll keep you posted on all my teaching adventures, I'm sure there will be some good stories!


Connie said...

So excited for you too! Can't WAIT for funny stories!

Kim said...

That is so great! I think you said it perfectly about God has different plans for different people. Once you accept what God wants for you, life becomes much easier! Enjoy your new schedule and more time with your can never go wrong with that!

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