After a good bit of soul searching, plenty of tears, and feeling like a zombie for a while, I've decided to move back to Texas--my home state--to be with my family. I resigned my position at the college this morning, and they've been kind enough to offer me a part-time instructorship completely online. So, I can teach from Texas in my pj's. How cool is that? And I won't have to worry about bills while I'm job hunting there.
I'm considering a change of direction career-wise. I've long thought of doing a Library Science degree as there are several in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that are accredited and offered mostly online. If I go full time, I can probably finish up in just over a year (or so the website claims), or I might spread it out. No idea yet. At any rate, it's more money in the long run, and there are far more library gigs up for grabs than community college teaching gigs. I would much rather teach, but I'm leaving this one up to a higher power than myself.
I have to say, I am really upset to be leaving NC, but at my core I am an optimistic person, and I know it'll all work out somehow. There's an eery tendency for jobs to fall out of the sky and into my lap just when I need them, so I won't worry too much about anything. Just move forward and do the best I can.
I will live with my mom until I get back on my feet and Daisy and I can find our own place, and I'm looking forward to it. My mom is a nut. Watch for a full post about her coming up soon.
Wish me luck getting everything ready in the coming weeks. Say a little prayer or cross a few parts. I need all the good thoughts I can get.