I have gotten very superstitious about job interviews. The job I currently have, the principal actually talked me into taking the job. That was an experience that was surreal, and encouraging.
For that interview, my sister in law was ironing my shirt and accidentally burned it so we had to find a sweater to cover it that would match..but I got the job! I was not at all nervous because I wasn’t even sure if I wanted the job.
For this interview, J’s truck broke and had to stay home with A, which was awesome and made my life much easier. So I tried to explain to him that his truck breaking wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I don’t know if he bought it… But then as I was getting ready, I couldn’t find a cosmetic item. I was wondering if I was going to end up with the worlds shiniest face as I disassembled the house looking. I mentally recorded this second omen.
Arriving in the little town, it was like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, the town was cute, liveable, not backward and just seemed really wonderful. I got the same feeling from the high school, which was attached to a branch of the community college…another excellent feature. I slowly started to love the town full of old farmhouses and cottages and rolling hills, a drive-in theater. All this made me want the job more.
Even more so, the principal had assembled a panel of people to interview me and give my spanish a test drive. While I had anticipated a dry run of my Spanish, I hadn’t anticipated answering interview questions in Spanish in front of a panel of five individuals. Nerve wracking.
I flubbed enough times to warrant an end to their interest. But who knows what lurks in the hearts of Spanish teachers and Principals. I didn’t think I would be granted my current job either. But still, I am not holding my breath. Especially because now I want the job…
But on to continue the job search. It is exhausting work if one lets it, I know I just need to remember that it will all work out okay. I will make sure of that.
On the good news angle, an old caretaker for A said she would stay with A for the remaining days of the year. WAHOOO!!! What a relief!! No daycare!!