I decided that home daycares are meant to be run out of homes. Not apartments. And I've decided there are a few things I need before I will attempt to run Pure Light Preschool again. #1 a house, #2 a child or two of my own and #3 a fenced in yard. Otherwise I have it all and I really do think that it will be my dream job someday when the conditions are right.
I've know forever that I pretty much adore the beach. Well that has been reaffirmed year after year after year and so I began looking online to see what jobs I would do if I moved there. I didn't look for openings, just looked at what there was. I saw a center that I had never heard of but that I knew someone, a friend of a friend who worked around there. I mentioned it to my friend who mentioned it to her friend who asked her father about it...who told me they had JUST lost their assistant director. This was on a Thursday. I called the next day and spoke with the director, by Tuesday I'd submitted my resume, a week later she contacted me, we met in Atlanta shortly after that and I visited the area the next week. From the day I found out that I officially got the job I had 10 days to move...and exactly 4 weeks from the day I heard about this job I spent my last night in Athens.
Ashley and I left SSI on a Thursday, I was consumed by wedding festivities for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and on Monday I began packing to move...on Friday. I had less than 2 weeks to say good-bye. To say good-bye to the area I had lived since I was 6. I have never lived more than 45 minutes from home. I have never been more than 2 hours away from any of my friends or the people I love... and now I am.
But it is a new adventure. I think that I had known this time was coming for awhile. I am positive that God was making me ready because I would never have been willing to do something like this otherwise.
But like I said, I am ready for something new, and it could be fun...and if it is not, hey, I still live at the beach!