Well, in the last blog post, I was telling you about some losses in the job front and that my insurance coverage would end with my current company as of December 31st. I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers on both fronts.
In a strange twist, both have been taken care for at least this school year in the last two weeks. A full time music teacher at Florida College left to pursue an opportunity in the corporate world, and because of the short timespan before school began, it was decided to divide that course load between the other teachers in the department. This put me over the number of hours for adjunct, and they hired me as interim full-time for this school year. The position will be officially advertised, etc. over the course of this school year, and I plan to apply for it. In the meantime, for at least this school year, I will have benefits such as health insurance. I am very excited for this opportunity as I get to teach all of my loves - music education classes and supervising interns, music literature class, along with teaching instruments such as piano and woodwinds. If you'd asked me a few years ago what would have been my dream job, this would have basically been it. Plus, I get to teach in an environment like FC where I can go to chapel every day to learn and renew myself daily as well.
This is a little bit different for me as I haven't gone into a job every day in the last 5 years since I worked from home, but I think it is actually a good change. I'm just having to get back used to the alarm clock like every other teacher after the summer, lol.
My prayer would be that when the job did officially advertise and interview that I would get hired to continue teaching there on a more permanent full-time basis in the future. If you think of it, I'd appreciate your prayers for this as well.