If I had $1.00 for every time I have been asked that since the day I graduated, I don't think I would ever have to work again.
Would you like an answer? It's fairly simple...I am looking for a job. Not only am I looking, but I am applying. I am looking and applying for jobs. No, I'm not just looking for teaching jobs, yes, I have broadened my horizons to other education fields. Yes, I look everyday, yes I stared looking and applying before I graduated as jobs I could apply for became open.
Have you ever seen Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" performance? I feel like I relive that conversation every day of my life.
I have been out of school for approximately 3 weeks. In that time, schools have been on breaks, which means teachers aren't working, which means I can not get a job. But I have been trying, and I have been applying. I have been networking and applying, and searching and applying. On average I have applied for at least one job a day. I think that's great, and that is what matters. But it's frustrating to wait.
I have had a great support system around me encouraging me during this search and apply process, but it's still exhausting.
I know that the educational field is a tough one to crack into, but I want it, and I am up for the challenge. I've heard time and time again that the likelihood of me finding a job is so minimal that most people are changing fields. I have heard that the likelihood of securing a job once finding it is even more minimal that Universities with education programs are receiving fewer and fewer applicants every year. I know this, I get it, it's tough. But I will work for what I want. I know it may take time, and I know it may not be immediately, but in time, in GOD'S time, it will happen. How can I be so sure? This is my passion, and I believe our passions are intentional, that we are given passions from our Creator to help His plans unfold.
So no matter how many times I hear a hollow and sarcastic remark of "good luck", no matter how many times I am told how hard it will be to get a job, it will happen. Maybe not exactly how I have it planned, but how He has it planned will be better, and knowing that truth, I will patiently wait.