Saturday, February 09, 2008

I'm not gonna lie

[Wow - now you know that I cannot qualify to be a politician...unless of course I am lying, and then I guess I would qualify to be President].

But that's neither here nor there. The main point is that this has been one of the more challenging weeks of my life. Only with less crying. I've had to face some stuff head on, which is good. And (the exciting part), I've applied for an online teaching job. The great thing about this job is that I could live anywhere and still work for this school (unlike when I lived in Oregon, as that school required me to keep regular office hours).

So filling out the application for this school was more difficult than giving birth. At one point, I had to explain what my "Educational Philosophy" is AND why I would be a great fit for this particular school...in 100 words or less. Wow. Don't they know I'm an English teacher, for gosh sakes???!!! My first attempt - which was the "brief" version - came in at 188 words. It took me a half an hour to whittle that baby down to 98 words. I felt like the end product said something to the effect of, "I like to teach kids. I want to teach for your school."

Anyway, I really *want* this job.

Oh, and we might move again. No details yet. Just throwing that out there.

3 comments:

pjd said...

Good luck with the job. I think in part they probably put the 100 word limit on it to make sure you can count.

Kimosabe said...

You should tell them in 100 words why you can't explain it in 100 words. :-) Moving... local? House not working out or something?

bluesugarpoet said...

lol - yeah, I probably couldn't even do *THAT* in 100 words or less.

About the moving, yeah, it's something like that...