Do you ever have a feeling in your spirit?
A dream in your soul?
But you don't know how it's going to happen but there's a restlessness inside you. Your days carry along + time passes by. You believe that one day it will happen but you just don't know how.
You have a sense that change is on the horizon but you just don't know when it will happen.
There's a lot of change going on for me, personally + for lil' alice. And I am beyond excited + amazed at how it has happened.
I have been an employee for the school district that my kids attend. I wasn't familiar with the district at all. I didn't grow up in this area. My husband did, but he didn't attend the public school. I was hired in as a lunch/recess aide when my youngest was in 1st grade. He's in 5th grade now + my last day there will be this Friday, December 20th.
During those 4 years of working everyday at the school, subbing for different positions throughout the school, I met great people. I saw how the teachers taught + how they loved their job + their students. I've met great people + staff along the way. I learned to become an advocate for my kids along the way, to be their voice. I learned to take the teachers side + not to take my child's side when something wasn't turned in on time or his work ethic wasn't up to snuff.
I am beyond thankful for the years I spent at the elementary school. It gave my kids a sense of comfort when they needed a hug during the middle of their school day. I was there. When they needed to hold my hand for a few minutes before running off to play with their friends, I was there.
Needless to say, that has ended. Before I turned in my 2 week notice, I talked it over with my youngest to make sure that he was okay with me leaving. He was hesitant although he doesn't acknowledge me at school...you know, he's too cool, but then he said he would be fine. That's when I felt peace.
Beginning in January, I am making a job change. I will be working part time outside of the home a couple days a week.
The other couple days will be spent working in the lil' alice shop (insert happy dance).
Deep inside of me I've had a restlessness. I didn't know how or when that restlessness would be settled. What would change? I didn't know. When would it change? I had no clue!
Then the puzzle pieces began to fall. They started to come together + within a short time period the puzzle had been put together.
The way it came together was not what I had envisioned in my restless soul. It's not what I thought it would look like at all.
But it's happening + He continues to write the story!