It’s Official…

I’M EMPLOYED! I’m not sure why I waited so long to share the good news; but I guess I thought the job was too good to be true! Of course I immediately accepted the offer (without even inquiring about my yearly salary…whoops) and the initial excitement has yet to wear off! I will be the new middle grades mathematics teacher for a charter school in Monroe, North Carolina. When I began the application and interview process back in October, I had only considered public schools within Wake and Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. However, with a lot of praying and the recommendation of a dear family friend, I found myself driving to Monroe on an early Friday, October morning for what I expected to be a 45-minute interview. In reflection the process seems like a daydream, the meeting was more of a conversation rather than an interview, and for two hours I preached my love for teaching and the administrators and I discussed the vision of the school. I am so honored to be given the opportunity to work at a great school with an outstanding staff!

The school is approximately 30 minutes from the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina and I have already begun looking for housing around the area (specifically, in the town of Matthews). If anyone has any suggestions in regards to apartments, restaurants, or other neat places that I should visit I would love to hear them!
Not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for leading me to such a wonderful profession and I know within my heart that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I realize that moving away from my family and friends in Raleigh is a huge deal, especially for someone whose best friend in the whole-wide word is their Mom. But moving to a new city is the opportunity of a lifetime and I cannot wait to be independent, meet new faces, and enjoy my twenties while I still can! 
I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That’s how it often is. God’s voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.”
-Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song
Watch out Queen City, Alyssa’s coming to town!! 🙂

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11 comments on “It’s Official…

  1. APPLEJACKS! I can't wait until you are finally HERE 24/7 🙂 I am so happy for you and glad you finally shared the big news! This is going to be one heck of a journey and I feel that God has an amazing plan for you my friend! I love you and can't wait to see you this weekend!

  2. congrats! getting your first job and moving into your first apartment is something you will never forget! embrace and enjoy it!

  3. I am so happy for you! Congratulations:)

  4. Yayyyyyyy! So excited for you, dear! I know you are gonna be a fantastic teacher!

  5. I LOVE YOU TOO! I am so ecstatic! Can't wait to see you tomorrow! xoxo

  6. Thank you girlie! I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter of my life!

  7. Awh thank you Katie! I really appreciate your sweet words! 🙂

  8. WOOOOO HOOOOO! Those are going to be some lucky students to have you as a teacher. Praying for you with this new chapter in life, God has full control and I can't wait to see how He uses you to minister to sweet students. 🙂 XO

  9. Megan, thank you for such sweet words! I am so excited to see what God has planned for me and how He leads me through my students! xoxo

  10. So excited for you congrats!!!! The Queen City has so much to offer!!!!

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