Monday, February 20, 2006


This time a week ago I was on cloud nine having finally received a positive response from a school I approached. It looked like it was going to be ideal and we even had a good phone conversation about it. But, I checked the New York Times today, and the position was advertised. That doesn't mean it's all over, I know, but it means it's not all peaches and cream. So, I guess it's a matter of 'wait and see' again. Up and down and up and down and up and down.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Feelin' Sentimental

Today we got our first bit of good news in terms of getting to New York. John's boss is recommending that he get leave. John also got a job interview for a security guard job.
I'm not having as much luck and on the weekend I wasn't too motivated to apply for jobs. I applied for some today - changing my cover letter yet again. I also emailed the exchange coordinator at the ACT department of education to see if there is any possibility of doing an exchange to New York. I don't like my chances, but it can't hurt to try yet another avenue!
I went for a run tonight. I didn't want to, but I'm glad I did. It made me realise that I have a lot of special memories attached to running in the dark and to our neighbourhood. I'm going to miss it. And then I realised I'll also miss the people at Chapman - and I've only just started that episode of my life! So, I've decided that I'll always miss something. When I think of the holiday in the US, I miss it and want to go back. When I think of the kids at Macgregor, I miss them. But missing doesn't really hurt me! It's just a reminder of the special experiences in my life. And I need to keep moving forward - living, and making more memories to miss!
I'm not too worried about going to New York and it bothers me when people suggest that I should be. Everything will fall into place at just the right time. God won't be rushed. He leads only one step at a time, shining a light just a little ahead.