I haven’t told anyone about this blog because I wasn’t sure if I was actually going anywhere…but I can officially say that I have been hired to teach for ADEC (Abu Dhabi Education Council). And now that I am, I need to tell everyone about it and update regularly!
Back in April, I applied through Footprints (which is a recruiting company like Teach Away). I passed the screening interview and was invited to an in person interview (IPI) in New York City. I was a little hesitant since we’d spent time and money to go to Dubai and didn’t get those jobs, but my heart told me to have faith and do it. So, my awesome husband agreed and we headed to the Big Apple.
The day after my interview, I got the email offering me a contract. I was ecstatic!
After a few months of searching and praying and researching, I accepted a position 7,000 miles away from where I have spent the last 24 years of my life.
Today was the last day of school and I am preparing to jump fully into Operation: Get Rid of All Our Stuff. It has really been a struggle the past few weeks with teaching all day, working at a theme park on the weekends, and getting documents done. However, on Friday I received my authenticated documents (I can post more about that later if anyone is interested in the process). We all have our passports. Now we are just waiting for our plane tickets.
*insert squealing here*
I have shed tears a few times. One time I can vividly remember was when I heard “East to West” by Casting Crowns. Another time was when I heard “Oceans” by Hillsong. And today a co-worker was joking around about not being my friend any more since I was leaving.
I know many more tears will be shed. But I can honestly say that I am so excited about this journey and the opportunities for my family.