Saturday, August 16, 2008

Exicting news

Yesterday was a good day. Not only because it's Friday (cause who doesn't love Fridays!) Also because for once a phone call from my brother was good news. Seriously, neither one of us talks on the phone much, we keep tabs on each other through Mom and Dad and see each other when we're in town and call it good. So for some reason, any time I see he's calling, my stomach does a little flip. Well really, the reason is for a good two years nearly every time he called- something was wrong. My parents always called him, then he passed things on once he had details. Can't imagine it was fun to be the bearer of bad news, but that he was. That said- he hasn't called with bad news in a year or two, so I should get past the stomach flip every time he calls, but can't seem to manage it.

Excuse me for a moment, my son is trying to type with his toes- I think a relocation is in order...

Back to the story- Congrats are in order. After years (sorry, I don't know specifics, I was still kinda young when he started) working for the Township Fire Department, he is officially being promoted to Lieutenant. He has worked very hard, taken many classes, and been involved with a wide variety of crises and emergencies. And he loves it all. He and his wife are both EMS and firefighters, and we are proud of both of them. Way to go Big Brother!

The other exciting news you were looking forward too...


I am lucky enough to have been offered a teaching job that I will step into as soon as I graduate this December. I worked for KRESA for two years prior to my first internship, and loved the people and the kids I worked with. Many of my friends teach there and I've kept in touch, so I was able to hear about job openings, and keep in touch with one of the prinicpals. I submitted my application there and to Van Buren Intermediate School District a few weeks ago. I've also talked to the Special Education Director in Plainwell this summer. The trouble is that I do not graduate until mid year and everyone is looking for teachers for the fall. Everyone seemed happy with my experience and such, but just couldn't wait until spring. Good for boosts of confidence, not so helpful on the job front...

Recently a job opened in one of the local schools, and since the principal knows me well, she offered me an interview. I left if last week hoping to hear from her this week, as she had to decide if she should go with a new person who was able to start the year, or find a sub and wait for me. It has been a looooong week waiting! She called yesterday and offered it to me, and we'll be going through paperwork and getting things set up over the next few weeks, and I should be able to try and keep my hands in things throughout the fall a bit and be ready to step in after holiday break!

This is such a relief- I have been lucky enough to have had a lot of experience and knew I shouldn't have too much trouble finding a job, but for it to be one that I want and am excited about, and for it to be waiting for me when I graduate is just perfect. We've been doing happy dances since yesterday- and I'm not sure there's an end in sight!

6 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

Yippee all around!!! So excited for you and VERY proud of ya, sis! Congrats again and good luck with your internship and starting this wonderful, new adventure in the 'real world!' :-) *hugs*

Amy Marshall said...

So happy for you!! I know the internship just can't go fast enough!! It is wonderful to know what you will be doing afterwards! You will do a great job!

Anonymous said...

Way to go! and thank-you for the congrats to me. I'm very excited about it, and am loking forward to the added responsibilities that come with it. What makes it even better for me is that Chief passed over 1 other person to promote me. Mike

Jules said...

Congratulations!!! I'm very happy for you. I bet it will be hard to wait, knowing that you already have that job lined up!! That's awesome. I'm proud of you! Love ya!

Lisa T said...

Congrats Nicci! You are awesome and I am glad that this was able to work out for you! Best of luck!

Deanna said...

WOW....CONGRATS!!!

What a great new adventure you are going to be taking! How neat!!!

Congrats to your brother as well....