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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Work Force

Last time I wrote,  I was lamenting over my empty house, with the kids back to school & all, & what I thought was what sure to be to a season of going somewhat stir-crazy, if I didn't find something to fill my hours. Not saying that people that stay home to take care of their house & all the many, many things to get done in a day, don't have a calling, but domestic goddess I have never been.  

Soooooo, I ended up getting hired for a position that I actually wanted, in a class with kids that need extra help in their subjects.  I thought the job was gone, because after I had gone through the testing,   the finger printing process, etc. to get the job, the the listing wasn't there anymore.  Anyway, long story short is that it all worked out, & I've now been working for 2 weeks.

Crazy part here, oh the irony...I have 3 different sessions in each day of helping kids with Math.  Something never in a million years would I think I would be doing, or want to do.  God has a sense of humor, I'm sure.  He allows me to have this great job, where I feel productive, like I have a purpose.  Great hours, a little under 4 hours each day.  I am done by lunchtime.  The only kicker is, I am wrestling with Algebra.  Something I've never really had a grasp on.  So each evening is spent doing a cram session of the next days equations we have to tackle.  My secret fear is that the kids will come in needing help with something entirely different than what I tried to cram in my brain the night before, & I will be totally stumped as to how to explain it.  Ha ha, it's then I'll be revealed as a Math fraud.

It's a growing thing, there's a lesson or two here.  One of the things so far for me has been just to remember to focus on the positive.  There is a reason I have this job, at this place & time.  I don't have to be perfect at it, & have it all figured out(that's a daily thing I need reminding of).  I sometimes let myself get bogged down in all the negative, because I feel overwhelmed.  There are so many good things about it though, so I want to focus on that.

The cool thing about my hours too, is that I have time for other things I love.  I'm home when my kids get out of school, I'm able to squeeze in time to do my art, & all my other things without feeling too time crunched.

Below are some pictures of some recent art I've made.  I've been back working with polymer clay lately, & haven't done much with paper clay lately.  Soon I will.

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