To boldly go

I’ve had a couple of incredibly serious, career-related conversations with Head Cheese over the last week.

One thing he told me that I’m really taking to heart is to not let my love for the district I currently work for hamper my upward progression in my career.

I really to like the district I work for. I’ve worked hard to earn the reputation and the respect that I have from the movers and shakers at Central Office. It’s a small-enough district where “everybody (who’s anybody) knows your name,” and it’s in a community where Hub & I decided to lay down permanent roots. In these days of exorbitant gas prices, it’s nice to have a 5 minute commute and only have to fill up the gas tank twice a month.

I told HC about a couple of job postings Hub & I read that are in a district on the far side of the universe. I am still seven months away from graduation and I was not expecting HC to tell me to “go for it.” He did. I went home the evening of that conversation and attempted to pull up the job postings.

They were already closed.


Flash forward to this past Wednesday night. I was scanning the employment pages of another school district and saw that they have a posting for a Director of Special Education.

My dream job and the very reason I decided to go to grad school!

One of the minimum requirements is that the candidate have their mid-management certification. Again, I’m seven months from graduating, but I thought I’d go ahead and share the post with Hub.

His response?

Go for it!

I don’t know why, but I really needed more convincing to move forward on this. I talked to HC about it.

His response?

Go for it!

Long story short: I’m going to go for it. It’s an incredible long shot, but what the heck?

All they can say is, “No.”


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