After we get married, we're going to spend a few days in Glacier National Park, and then we'll head to Provo to say goodbye to his sister at the MTC, and then we'll make our venture down to Henderson, Nevada, where we'll be living for at least a year.
Wondering what we'll be doing for work? Me too. Remember how Heavenly Father just clearly didn't want me student teaching in Las Vegas? I don't think He wants me teaching there at all. Period. I applied for a teaching position all the way back in April and got a letter back a few weeks later that said something like, "Congratulations! You have met all the requirements to teach in Clark County School District. Now you just need to wait to find out what your specific position will be." For months, I waited, but I heard nothing. I kept calling the district asking them when I'd know anything, and over and over again the ladies would say in snippy voices, "Calm down. We continue hiring all the way until February." I'd say, "I understand that, but I've signed a contract to live in Henderson because I've been promised a position. I need work before February." The unkind reply always went something like, "You got the letter saying you've been hired, so stop worrying. You've been hired, so you'll have a position." Then I started feeling dumb. I'm qualified...I think. I know there are a lot of really stupid teachers out there (because I've had a lot of them), and I don't think I'm one of them, so where's my job? Anyway, on Friday, I called again, and I talked to a very honest woman. She said that just because I got the letter that says I'm hired doesn't actually mean I have a job. So there you have it. I don't have a job. And there's been a permanent hold on hiring because the county doesn't have enough money. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I want to laugh because I don't really want to teach. And I want to cry because I need a job. Truthfully, I just want to become a photographer and make people's wedding announcements. The only problem with that idea is that I don't have a great camera, and I don't have any programs to make wedding announcements. Hmph. Let's be honest: I'm living in a pretty romantic realm right now, and even though I pretend I'm in touch with reality, I'm not. So if anyone has any ideas for me and work, I'd appreciate it, and I think Brad would appreciate it even more.
By the way, I sent a wedding announcement to the WC, but I think it probably got there just after school got out, so maybe none of you have seen it. I'll try to figure out how to be as tricky as Shannon and post it, but if anyone is interested in seeing the hard copy, let me know, and I'll send you one. (I actually did make my own...I used my friend's computer since it had inDesign on it. So see, maybe my idea of making them for a living isn't too far off...) (Sis Morgan, if you haven't seen it, I want you to have one.)
Please send job ideas my way....