I’m happy to announce the contest winner(s) for Get Wild, where I asked readers to offer something they would do in April to step outside of their comfort zones. Each of your responses really moved and inspired me. I’d originally imagined picking a winner based on merit. But I couldn’t choose one over the other. They were all that good. Opting for a low-tech solution, I labeled all the entries, folded them in half, put them in a big bowl, shut my eyes and pulled out 2 names. Congratulations to the winners:
And as for my Uncomfortable Goal, next week I am turning in my registration papers to prepare myself to take the LPN exam in the summer. I wasn’t going to go for my LPN (I’m currently in an RN program) , but some opportunities have presented themselves and I have a chance to work at a hospice facility in a leadership role. Leading a staff women who have worked at the facility for years. (uncomfortable? oh very much so!) I am not giving up my RN path, that is the ultimate goal, but along the way I thought I would try something that wasn’t part of my original plan.
After ten years of teaching for the same principal at two different urban schools, I’m putting myself back in the market. I’m hoping to find a teaching position that will allow me to love me job again. The constant demands and endless needs of the school I’m at have nearly been my undoing. I need a change of schools/careers/scenery to ensure that I survive, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. What I’m finding as I prepare my resume, cover letters, and applications is that it’s a lot like online dating– I send myself out into the void, hoping against all hope that someone will like me enough to take a chance on making me a part of their daily lives (at school). Wish me luck. *gulp*
Image: Grant Snider