Since I know that many of you have been praying for me to find a job, I thought I would give you an update of what your prayers have done.
I've been actively looking for a job for two or three months now, and and I've submitted more applications than I care to think about (easily 75 or more). I've looked for jobs from Anchorage, Alaska to Orlando, Florida and just about every place in between. I've learned a few things as I've done this.
The most important thing that I've learned, I think, is that being able to work and provide for your family is so important that you shouldn't be too proud to work in a given place or doing a particular job. Since the beginning of my job search, we've prayed that we would find the right job for us and be in the place God would have us be. At the beginning, though, there was always a thought in the back of my mind saying, "Just as long as it's where I want to be, too." I had a little checklist of preferences for where I wanted to work: high school and preferably somewhere close; but if not close, then somewhere that pays well and has a nice climate with lots of green, and not Payson. As I went along, I couldn't get interviews, no matter how hard I tried, and I'm grateful for that. I was taught that I shouldn't let my prejudices get in the way of providing for my family. I have gotten to the point where I really would work anywhere.
Things got better towards the end of this last week. I scheduled three interviews in three days, one of which I went to this last Friday, and the other two are on Tuesday. I also scheduled a screening interview. The interview I had this last Friday was in Roy, as is one of the interviews on Tuesday. The other interview on Tuesday will be over the phone for a school in Oak Creek, Colorado (it's a bit north west of Vail). My screening interview is also over the phone for Anchorage School District.