In case you missed all the excitement last Saturday, my school district offered an incentive if you took early resignation or retirement because of the impending budget crisis.
So, I stood in line in front of this building at 6:15 am to I turn in my early resignation.
I ended up being number #232.
I found out this Wednesday that all my paperwork went through, and I was approved for the incentive and to resign. I do have to finish the school year, but that’s almost over. I have been a Deaf Ed teacher for 8 years, so this will be a change for me.
Now, I am going to work part-time from home for the adoption ministry we are involved in doing communication, social media, and various projects. I was also enrolled in graduate school at UNT in the Fall of 2010, but I deferred for a year when I found out we were expecting. In theory, I should reenroll for Fall 2011 which I do want to do while my scores and application are still current. I will just have to see how the two kids, part-time job, and part-time grad school works out. Grad school could get the ax.
Overall, the work offer was perfect timing for Scott and I who had had time to get our ducks in a row and know that we could take this step. Next year should be interesting. But God has already brought us this far, so I’m sure we will survive.