If you’ve been following my unemployment saga, then you know that I was concerned about how poorly my last phone interview went. I just got a call that they want me to come in for a face-to-face interview! I am blown away!
Now, of course this amps up the pressure on me for the next week. I have to pack for an extra day of interview wear (what to wear now!) and prepare a class. I don’t have a class prepared. Well, I do, but all my notes are in books in garage. How to find them quickly?!? (I know, stop typing and go look! But I had to share this with you.) I may not be stuck in industry after all!
Sadly, it means I will be stuck with an awkward move situation. We have to move part of our household now, and the rest during Christmas break. I have to find a place quickly and be able to move into it soon after I arrive. DH will have to fly home for his own classes. We will be separate for a semester. Also, I have to leave all my friends. 😦 But I know that they will be happy for me. I have to leave my house, which I love, for the unknown.
There’s lots of unknowns. It’s a yearly contract, 12-mo pay, but no tenure commitment, which is both good and bad. No security, but no hassle. So there are pros and cons to this type of position. I would get to teach again. I would be involved. I can create a legacy for myself. And maybe that’s what I want most of all. To know that when I pass, I have left something good behind. Something worth remembering. Even if it’s only for a generation. Teachers can make such an impact, both good and bad, I want to be one of the good ones. I know I did it before, so I can do it again. This time, I’m a little wiser and I know how the game works. Hopefully there’s no sexism, which is why I lost my last academic job.
I want a forever home and I want a forever job. Maybe this is it. We will see soon enough.
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