It is with deepest joy and greatest pleasure that I announce that I was offered a job in Education Administration in my dream county, with a salary that will cover childcare AND enough to move into our dream county, I'll have my own office, and I will finally have a place to wear all of my gorgeous jewelry every day. I will be a Registrar again! YAY! I officially start July 1st (the current Registrar is finishing out the school year.) I'm not naming where it is because this is the internet, and everything on the internet is searchable.
Remember how I searched for a job for nearly 18 months? Applying to over 100 jobs? Last week, I received an email from the librarian at the school saying that she found my resume on Indeed - she saw I attended and worked at Liberty University as a Registrar. She told me about the opening, said that she was also an alumni of Liberty, and asked if I would be interested in applying for the position. Shocked, I replied within minutes and thanked her for finding me! I altered my cover letter, spruced up my resume, and dug up my references. Within 12 hours, I had an interview scheduled for the following week. The interview consisted of 2 panels - one was administrative, the other was with principals. 2 days later, I was offered the job! Holy crap. HOLY CRAP.
As soon as the Headmaster called, I immediately felt 20 pounds lighter and began to cry. Working is a privilege. I now have a job where I can apply my education, experience, and passion. AND I'll make enough so my children can attend a great daycare and have a great house to call their home. I'm overjoyed, y'all. Like, seriously overjoyed.
I'll be using these next months to train part-time. We're also using that time to find the perfect childcare that fits both of our daughter's needs. There are hundreds of places to choose from in Northern Virginia and I'm really thankful for the variety we have.
It feels really great to be a working mother again. I'm going to be happier, my children are going to have the opportunity to be more active, and everyone will be able to meet and play with new people.