Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Drumroll Please...SURPRISE #2!!!

Oh my goodness.

I can't take it anymore.

I've been dying to say this for so long.

I'm going to be a :

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TEACHER!!!!

Do you have
any idea how good it feels to finally be able to say that?!?!?

Try keeping that cooped up inside for months and months. It's tough. Real tough.

So yes.

I can finally talk about the next journey of my life.

But first, I have to say that it is incredibly bittersweet as I think about the chapter I am getting ready to close. I put in my very-tearful, emotion-packed notice last Friday. My last day will be March 5th. I have worked for a fantastic company for three and a half years...my first job out of college actually.

Not only do I work with amazing people, that I truly do plan to keep in touch with, but I have had the chance to do a lot of wonderful things:travel all over the country, meet hundreds of college students at career fairs, wine and dine interview candidates, attend dozens of networking events, and train entry level managers. Not to mention, they did move Mr. Ruby and I twice!!

It has been such a thrilling ride.

And now, I'm ready to begin the next phase of life.

I have been pursuing my Master of Arts in Elementary Education...all online. I've been juggling exhausting days at work with intense evenings of writing papers and working on projects. And I've kept it secret for quite a while. I wanted to stay 100% committed to my role with my company, and I didn't want anyone thinking otherwise.

However, now, I have come to a point where I have to begin pre-clinicals in the classroom. I should start that sometime in March.

I have lots of plans on what I will be doing with my spare time, but that will have to wait until another post.

Thanks for being patient. It may not be as exciting to you as it is to me...but I've been dying to spill the beans.

So there they are. Lots and lots of beans.


26 comments:

Rachel said...

Such a great surprise! You will LOVE teaching. I'm excited for you.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's SO exciting!!

Jordan said...

Congratulations! That's what I'm switching my major to! :)

Erin said...

Congrats! Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs! It's a lot of work but the result is amazing!

I've been thinking about getting another degree in education of some sorts (have me Ma. of Ed. already). Did you like doing it all online?

PinkSass said...

WOW congrats girl. Good for you! I have been thinking about getting my degree in teaching for awhile now.

Sherrie said...

Congrats! Teaching is a great career.

Wearing Mascara said...

Congrats! That's so amazing :-)

That's Sassy said...

Congrats!! What an exciting career change!! Good luck!!

Kristin @ the Waiting Game said...

How exciting!! Good for you!!

Sarah Ann said...

Oh congratulations! That is a major life change and I can see why you are so excited! My mom is a substitute and she's thought about getting her teaching credentials so I know how much it can mean to a person to teach. Best of luck when you start your new job!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Oh wow, congratulations! You will make an AWESOME teacher!!! Super exciting for you :)

Lucky in Love said...

That's amazing!! I hope you just love it!!

Stace said...

That's awesome, congrats!!! What do you hope to teach?? I need to get my Master's too, a few more classes, how was it to do online?

Mrs. Bear said...

Yayyy!! Congrats what incredible news! I hope to be accepted into a teaching residency program within the next few months and I will be so thrilled to have the opportunity to finally be a teacher - it has been my dream since I was in first grade (I do not lie). What grade level do you want to teach? What school have you been taking classes through online? Was it expensive? Give us the deets soon!

erinuncensored said...

yay! congrats! that is awesome! do you know where you're going to be placed yet?

LauraAnn said...

Congratulations! That is such exciting news!!!!! I am sure that Mr. Ruby is happy that you will be home and won't be traveling like you did with your old job.

Wishful Nals said...

congratulations! :)

Kelly said...

This is such exciting news! My degree is in elementary education too... but moving up to Minnesota right out of college was a little tricky. I subbed for a year and a half and interviewed, but it's soo hard to find a full-time job up here. It's what I was put on this earth to do... so I totally share your excitement! How exciting! :-D

anonymous prep said...

Oh that's so exciting! Congrats! I've been thinking of doing an online masters program as well, but I'm still in the information gathering stage.

Freck said...

Congratulations to you!!! How exciting! New chapter is right, you go girl! Best of luck :)

Kyla said...

Congratulations!! How exciting:)

The France Family said...

Teaching is amazing :) You'll love it!

Jen said...

Congratulations! That is a great surprise!!

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

How exciting for you! I can tell you, in all honesty, being a teacher is the most difficult but rewarding job I've ever had. Good luck to you as you start your time in the classroom! And yes, this was exciting news to us! :)

Kassie said...

Congrats! How exciting!

Shoshanah said...

I've been a little behind in my reading, but I just wanted to say congrats! I'm sure you'll be a great teacher. And I'm sure you must be looking forward to traveling a little less.

Also, I wanted to add that I love the new blog design!