Friday, June 14, 2013

Still Waiting.....

June 14, 2013

Patience, it is not one of my higher skills.  In fact, it is a skill that I have spent a lot of my life trying to master; to no avail.  In many regards I am better than I used to be, but it is still a frustrating process.  However, I find that I must be patient and wait.  No call has come yet for a placement in a far off destination, yet I have faith that it will come.  I have Plan A (the call from the DODEA); Plan B (Charity Schools in a Variety of Locations); and Plan C (Buy a random plane ticket and see what happens).  Many keep asking if I have heard anything and the answer continues to be "not yet" but patience.... the answer will eventually change.   

So I am spending my time making up for all the things I have neglected over the past few years of my life; the people that are still very important to me, but I seemed to never have time to catch up with.  I am planning trips to all those cities I lived in during my 20's to visit old friends.  I have learned how to use Facebook to catch back up, get back in touch, arrange time to share a meal and good conversation.  I always thought I was too busy to do these things, and then I remembered something a friend once told me and a phrase I often said in my classroom.  "It is not that you were too busy, it is that you did not make it a priority in your life."  I should have made it a priority; so now I am.   It is the people we share our lives with that bring us happiness; not money, not stuff.  None of that is ever any good if there is no one to share it with.