Change is good.
Recently I was offered a job. It was totally out of the blue, I wasn't actively looking (remember me focusing on a true workday in my home studio as I prepare for the Farmers Market?)... but out of nowhere, there was an offer. And it was an incredible offer. A position that is three miles from home, surrounds me with beautiful people (of the child and adult variety), takes place during Emily's school day... and, is in the exact building she spends her days.
I was offered a job in her school... during her school day... following her school calendar. What more could a mother ask for?
I may have mentioned here that since the beginning of the school year I have held a part time position as Daycare Teacher in the after school program. A new opening within the school surfaced, I was approached, and everything about it fit so beautifully. I absolutely accepted!
I am the new Assistant Teacher in the 3-6 room (Children's House) at our local Montessori school. I'm so amazed by the timing as I have been seriously considering pursuing Montessori Head Teacher Certification, and this will offer the perfect insight and inspiration for me to move forward with that idea.
I am so comfortable in the school and in the classroom as we have been a Montessori family since Emily was in preschool, seven years ago. This school is our community, and now it will be my place of work. And also... I will be bringing yoga into the classroom. So a little bit of that very sacred kind of teaching will be a part of my life again, albeit in a light-hearted childlike way.
Even though the schedule jives perfectly with Emily's, it is going to change an awful lot around here as we relearn our household routine and responsibilities. I couldn't do this without the encouragement and support of my little tribe, they are pretty fantastic. Family, yoga practice, new job... those are my top priorities right now. I will of course be floating around on this blog as much as I can, but I imagine it will be only 2-3 times a week for a bit. Once a new rhythm is established, my writing here will be more frequent than that.
Wish me luck (and send advice!!!) as I enter the ranks of mothers who work outside the home.