Can I just share with you all how very very very much I love my new job! I've been a lurker here for awhile, and just started participating in the last few weeks, but wanted to share this with all of you! So, I was at Kindercare (shudder) for the past 2 years, first as a preschool teacher and most recently on the management team as Program Specialist. (Which turned out to be a fancy name for break/lunch person!) I'd been unhappy for quite awhile, but there really wasn't much else out there in my town, plus I was in the process of getting married (in Sept.) so it wasn't the most ideal time to change jobs. I felt like I was just being used and dragged into the ground there - I went to school to be a teacher (Bachelors in Music Education) and even when I was in the classroom at Kindercare, I wasn't encouraged to teach to the best of my abilities - and that made me sad! Well in November, I saw an intriguing posting on our local craigslist under education - for a preschool teacher at a small Christian school - and it just jumped out at me. So, I applied - and to make a long story short, I got the job, and everything fell into place so perfectly (down the fact that the new school is less than a mile from our house, perfect for a one car household!) - that I know without a doubt that this is where God wants me to be. I started the first week in December. (of course I only worked a couple of weeks before it was Christmas break! lol) I LOVE the new school, they value the teachers and treat us well. I have an awesome little class, with great parents who want to be involved. It is such a change, and I couldn't be happier. I actually look forward to going to work every day and can't wait to be back at it next week and to see my kiddos again! Anyway, I realize this is super long - but I just wanted to share my good experience so far - and I'm looking forward to 2009 at my new school!