No, no, no, we are not moving again. I don't plan to leave this apartment for at least another two years. Besides, I only just starting hanging stuff on the walls. I have made holes now. This is home.
No, it looks like I won't be working as a school media specialist after all. It's not for a lack of trying on my part. I have applied to over 20 jobs in three school districts, and I have had the sum total of one interview. That was over two weeks ago, and I still haven't heard back, so I've given up on that one. It's too bad really because it was for an elementary position at an International Baccalaureate school. It's a Title I school in a really nice area. I think I could've made a real impact there. But it clearly wasn't meant to be. And that is okay.
So what does this mean for our little family? It means I get to go back to being a stay at home mum again. I haven't done it for five years, and after doing it for a month, I think my mojo is coming back. It'll just be me and Violet at home, as Ruby starts Kindergarten this year. We will have fun!
The best part though is we can actually afford for me to do it, and that's without deferring my student loans. Okay, so it might mean we can't go back to England anytime soon (we're still working on that) or buy a house within the next five years. But it means we don't have to stress about money each month. At least I hope not.
My plan is to try and volunteer in the library at Cy and Ruby's school, if I can find affordable care for Violet, so I need to research Mother's Day Out programs. And maybe that experience will enable me to get "in" the school system. But if that doesn't work, we'll be okay. Just like we survived our year apart, we'll get through this. Besides, Violet is pretty cool. I think I'll like hanging out with her.