So, I have been praying and thinking about what my life was to become upon retirement. Of course, there is the whole homebuilding thing that has taken up huge amounts of time, but not so much brain...my little husband is the brains behind that job.
I put out feelers for some part time college level teaching and some contract teaching for one of our big energy corporations, but nothing really came of either of them and it didn't break my heart, but I was still missing something.
Then one Tuesday, at Zumba, my friend, Karyn, told me her husband wanted to know if I would like to apply for a tutoring job right at my old school...3 hours each day...my choice of times....
Now, usually while I am doing Zumba, I am counting all the steps and trying my best to keep up, but that WHOLE session, I was thinking about working with kids again...and my heart was happy.
That was about 3 weeks ago. I talked to my friend, Janice, at school, who will be in charge of the program and then went to put n my bid! Perhaps it is a sign of some sort that I had to get out a magnifying glass to read the dang bid sheet...it had to be an 8 point font, or less! Only young people with stellar eye sight should apply?????
Anyway, it had been a VERY long time since I had filled one of those out. Do I know what my GPA in my undergraduate or graduate programs was???? Nope. Do I know what my last few evaluations were generally? You betcha...outstanding, of course! Yes, that is exactly what I wrote...there is a certain freedom in being retired already...or something.
This job will let me do exactly what I do best...teach kids how to read and to love reading! None of the other stuff. I have been excited and the thrill of planning how to help kids came bubbling right back to the surface.
I start tomorrow. Prayers were answered! I am thankful...and excited...did I say that already?
New semi-unretired life=tutor in the morning and build retirement home in the afternoon. Brain and body back in business!
Oh, and there is the whole craftiness thing going on, too....brain, body and heart back in business!