I am beginning to discover that things don’t come easily to me in life.
I am SO fortunate for having a loving husband, wonderful family, and an amazing group of friends – not to mention a roof over my head, a car to drive, and food to eat.
I have to constantly remind myself of these fortunes – especially when I am prone to bad luck.
It took an extra month after their promised deadline to find out if I was admitted into college. I camped out for 30 days at the end of my driveway waiting for the mailman to bring me an acceptance letter.
Mr. Bear and I had one and a half tumultuous years of dating together before I transferred to his school. When I got there, things weren’t all lovey and romantical – it took atleast another year and a half for us to get used to one another. I had to fight long and hard for my hubsby.
My first job in Atlanta turned out to be a scam. I spent three days being lead around to believe I’d be making five figures in only a few weeks. When I found out they were full of pootie, I was devastated.
I didn’t get a permanent job in Atlanta for another five months.
Planning my wedding wasn’t magical – it took my mom and I for-ev-er to find a reception place.
THEN I was struck w a 30 day migraine and my stomach turned inside out.
I must’ve spent $1500 on medical bills.
I was sick for my wedding weekend – six flippin days – I had a fever, sore throat, nasty cough, body aches, and absolutely no voice. It was not awesome.
Being sick for a special occasion isn’t abnormal though: Mono on our family trip to Cancun, H.Pylori my whole senior year of high school, Pneumonia and Strep Throat on my first vacation with Mr. Bear
Getting into my summer teaching program was no picnic- I was strapped onto an emotional rollercoaster with no stops or an end in sight for six months.
I could go on and on…but I won’t.
Because right now I feel pretty good.
After a terrible morning yesterday, I received an email with a very sweet offer.
I AM GOING TO BE A FIRST GRADE TEACHER!!!!
brown eyed girl says
Just goes to show you that fighting the good fight can often lead to good results!! So excited for you!
Wow!! Congratulations!! That is wonderful news!
Adorably Distracted... says
YAY!!! So happy for you! I did my internship with Kindergarten, and I always said If I continue to pursue teaching it will be with 1st graders!
Seeeeee…good things come to those who wait! Its all about karma…you are a great person who deserves this! Welcome to the world of teaching…it is an amazing one! I can’t wait to hear more! 🙂
Yay, congrats!!!!!! 🙂 Nothing good comes easy!
Congrats! That’s wonderful news! You will be the best 1st grade teacher ever!
Candice Lynn says
Congrats! What exciting news!
Congratulations to you!!
California Wife says
WOOHOO! What fabulous news!
That's Sassy says
YAY!!! Congrats, how exciting!! Good luck with everything you will rock!!
Yay! Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you!
You’ll be fabulous!!! 🙂
Hopefully you’ll share some funny stories with us.
you poor girl!!
but…i’m so HAPPY for YOU!
CONGRATS on the job hun!! 🙂
I am sooooooooooooooo excited for you!!!!!!
So so so so so excited!! You made me cry too, for the record. You obviously know that I get frustrated about the relationship that I am in because I feel like we are constantly FIGHTING to be together. But yes, good things come to those that FIGHT for what they want. You did and look at you go!!!
Yay!!! I’m so happy for you! And your tenacity and never-give-up attitude are inspiring!
lee houston says
Congratulations!!!!!!!!! We are so happy for you!!!!Aunt Lee, Uncle Jeff, and Tayler
Dining Diva says
Congrats! You’re going to be an awesome teacher!
Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!
Shelby Bukhenik says
Well they say if you can make it through the bad it makes you stronger and ready to accept the good and appreciate it more!
Congratulations, first grade is so special and lots of cutie pies learning lots of important things!
awe!! congrats girl!!
oh and btw..there is something for you over at my blog!!
i know i already told you this via text but CONGRATULATIONS LITTLE BEAR! you will be the BEST 1st grade teacher!!! i’m so excited for you!!!
YAY!!!! Congrats on the teaching position! I am sure you are going to be a wonderful 1st grade teacher!
THE Stephanie says
Ok, I know I’m late to the game, but I was on vacation.
I’m so happy for you!!! Congrats!
Virginia Belle says
That’s incredible news! So excited for you, congrats!