Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Okay, so I suppose I should back the truck up a little bit here. I spilled the I have a job beans yesterday in my weekly recap, but for prosperity's sake and for the 4 of you who are genuinely (bless you) curious here is the low down on how the last week played out!

So, the Friday before last, I got a tough job rejection ("a close second") at what I thought would be the job. I was pretty much ready to give up hope, but, Sunday night, on a whim, I sent my resume and cover letter to one of the Jewish day schools in the Boston area. 
Monday night they emailed me asking me to come in to interview for a suddenly vacant position. 
24 hours later I was staring at an email that was offering me a job! 
Time has barely slowed down since then!
 The school is about 30 minutes from my neck of the woods, which meant I needed to get my first set of wheels! A mere 12 hours after accepting the position, I was at my neighborhood Honda buying a car!
 Meet Zippy, my 2009 royal blue civic, we are already the best of friends!
 It also meant, that since I was coming in the middle of staff week my 5am wake-up and workout sessions started, suddenly! But to keep it real, I have missed "Way too Early" and "Morning Joe" on MSNBC.
So, to recap: within 48 hours I went from jobless, car less, alarm clock-less, and office-less to...having a job, having a car, having an am alarm, and having an office! Yes, office. Probably want to know what the actual job that earned me this office, right?

I am working as a third grade genreal education teacher (math, social studies, and language arts) and as the special education support specialist for the 3rd and 4th grades (IEPs, teacher support, supervising 1:1 aides, etc). Pretty much two awesome jobs in one, which use both of my certifications!

I hit the ground running, hard, and my head is finally stopped spinning a little... But honestly, nerves and head spinning aside, I am so excited that the universe suddenly presented me with this amazing opportunity. I felt welcomed and a part of the school community within seconds of walking in the door and I am so looking forward to the chance to start my career in an amazing place.

So, as this is being posted I am gearing up for the school year to begin! Day 1 of our year (private schools don't need the 180 so I have no clue how many we are going towards!) Ready or not, here comes the school year!

And for your enjoyment, some back to school humor:

18 thoughts on the matter:

tinajo said... {Reply}

Congrats to both the job and the car - so exciting!! :-)

Secret Mom Thoughts said... {Reply}

Congrats on the job and car. Very exciting time for you. Have a great school year!

likeschocolate said... {Reply}

That is so exciting! Congratulations and wishing you a fantastic school year!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! New car & job- really FUN things happening for you right now!!!!!

Kathy said... {Reply}

I think your kids are very blessed to have you :)

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I already said this before and I will say it again: "The school and the kids are so lucky to have you!" Congrats again. :)

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Congratulations!!! So happy for you - what an amazing blessing....and a profound reminder of that whole one door closing another one opens thing!

MG Atwood said... {Reply}

Wow! that's exciting and scary. So much so fast. Way to embrace it all! Remember to breathe. All those IEP's can be daunting, not to mention sticky. I hope they appreciate you, as you are taking on a big bunch of their work! Cheers to well behaved lovely students. Mazel toff

Sassi said... {Reply}

the picture is so funny!

Danelle said... {Reply}

Congratulations! I can't tell you how many times I've wondered if things would work out, and then all of sudden life takes an amazing and unexpected turn for the best! And a new car too--how exciting!

Jen Price said... {Reply}

Congrats! So many new things. Exciting!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Congratulations! Brilliant news! I hope it will be as good as it seems.

Renae said... {Reply}

Have I told you I love the name of your blog. Anything-osity is right by me.

Your comments are kind.

Michelle said... {Reply}

Congrats on the job and so many new happenings. 'Love the cartoon! :)

Kim C. said... {Reply}

I knew you would get a curve ball! Way to go!

Rachel said... {Reply}

That is SO exciting! I am thrilled for you! Sounds like God had this all worked out perfectly and you are the perfect fit! CONGRATS!!! :)

Nancy Claeys said... {Reply}

Congratulations Tamar -- it sounds like a perfect fit for you and vice versa. :)

Rita said... {Reply}

Congrats on all the changes in your life. Welcome to the world of "Grown Ups" where there is never enough time or money but lots of joy and pride of accomplishment.