Slovakian Combs(s) Over

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Adventures of the Combs

Thursday, January 15, 2009

some things...

...just seem to be rushing by right before my eyes. For some people, you may know that I have been looking for a job and having been filling lots of applications. At this time in my life, I am very picky on what kind of job I want...a teaching position. So, that has been my focus but the way the economy is, most districts have put a freeze on hiring. The hardest part is that it is mid-year and really, who hires then?
Well, I had applied for a language acquisition position that I find out I am not qualified because you have to have taught for a minimum of 5 years. But, the lady I spoke to said there might be a position opening up very soon. I set-up a screening interview and went to that yesterday. Just as I was finishing up the interview, a principal had been calling for a first grade position. They asked if I wanted to interview for it, I said that I would want to. Since I am over there anyways, it would not hurt to go through with it. I ended up really enjoying the principal and the school (probably one of the better schools in the district). I left, could this really be the job I get? I got a phone call later that afternoon saying they got the go-ahead from the principal to call my references and possibly by Tuesday I have a job....OH MY GOODNESS!!! Then, my mentor teacher from student teaching called me saying the district already called her about me...and that was within 2 hours of me talking to the district about calling my references...I was overwhelmed!!
I keep running around in my head about this this job I should take? The down side is that it is on the west side of Phoenix and a good 45 minute drive.
Here are the pluses to taking the job:
  • earning money
  • doing what I like best
  • could move out of parents house
  • move closer to Dustin
  • become who I want to be
I will be spending the next few days with God to decide whether this is a position I should take. I do not want the job to make things harder in any of my relationships...especially with Dustin. We want to be closer since we have spent the last almost 10 months separated by a 20-30 minute drive and we are honestly tired of it.
I get to drive over to ASU West today to receive my official certification from the Arizona Board of Education and it will be quite a momentous time since I am on the brink of getting my first official job...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The New Year-2009

I cannot believe it is a new year already and it has been a busy one already. I am not sure what to include in my first blog for the new year so here are just random thoughts and pictures of the Sedona road trip Dustin and I took.

I am ready to see what God has in store for me in so many ways:
  • the relationship with Dustin
  • Czech Republic
  • job

What I am ready for is the next chapter of my life as I am now officially an alumni of Arizona State University.