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I’ve got news!

I’ve been patiently waiting to share this until I was for sure-for sure that it was happening. And now that it’s official, I’m breaking out the champagne…

What could it be, you ask?

Maybe this?

or this,

or THIS!

Oh my the options!

But in reality, none of them are “it.”  We love it here and just got here in the summer so we aren’t going anywhere yet (though hopefully a house purchase will be on the horizon in the next couple years!). And we can’t have dogs in this tiny third floor apartment–that’s just silly (though you can check out lovable Claire who is my delightful friend Lauren’s dog on her very own doggie blog here). And babies. Oh babies. Isn’t that always the question? Hopefully we’ll have a few more years baby-free in the Logan household. They are just so permanent. I’m not (anywhere near) ready to take that plunge. And don’t worry Mom–you won’t ever find out from a blog post. So pop one of your heart pills…I don’t want to be responsible for a heart attack here…

But the real news (which may less exciting that my teasers…hmmm, didn’t think that one through…) is that I got a job! A real full-time job! Well, mostly anyway. I got a longterm counseling sub position at an elementary school. For those of you who don’t know, I got my Masters in School Counseling before we moved back up to MA.  I have been looking since the summer for a fulltime counseling position, which has been very hard to come by in this economy, particularly without connections. So this is a longterm sub position (their current counselor is going on maternity leave) starting in mid-March through the end of the year. I am VERY grateful for the opportunity and the relevant experience that it will offer me heading into the following school year when I will most likely be back on the hunt. I talked to the Superintendent and he said that for every position they list online, they get about two hundred applicants. So yeah–VERY. GRATEFUL.

In addition to that, I got another job too (good things come in threes now too, maybe???)! This one is a part-time mentoring position which I am also VERY excited about. It’s basically like a Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, but for kids who have a disability as well as (usually) some emotional or behavioral difficulties and you get paid for it (bonus!). In addition to getting together weekly with my “client” for fun activities, I’ll be on staff and will attend trainings, meetings, group outings, etc. I think it’s going to be a fun little side job and I can’t wait to meet my client!

With the counseling position, I will get to actually put my degree to use  (yay!) and reach a wide range of children and then with the mentoring program I will be able to more deeply invest in just one kid and hopefully grow to become a trusted, reliable, and influential mentor figure. I love that I get a little bit of both worlds and I am so thankful to transition into this next season! I feel like God is rewarding my patience, but in small doses so that I will learn to trust more fully (ie. when the summer roles around and I am once again unemployed…). But one step at a time…I’ll toast to that!

12 comments

1 bryan { 01.31.11 at 12:18 pm }

Yay! Good job Lisa

2 Jer { 01.31.11 at 12:49 pm }

I heard that winter was going to celebrate this announcement by dumping 10-14 more inches of snow on us. Now, you may think this isn’t a very nice thing for winter to do in celebration, but it is. Here’s why: by continuing to create snow days now, Old Man Winter is building more school days into the future, thereby increasing the amount of experience you’ll get. Very considerate of him, huh?

Congrats!

3 Rhonda { 01.31.11 at 1:52 pm }

Awesome news Lisa! Though the first three options were kind of teasers…it doesn’t diminish the actual celebration. You worked hard and so deserve this opportunity!

4 Kathleen { 01.31.11 at 2:13 pm }

Congrats, Lisa! That’s wonderful news…and actually, what I was guessing as I read along. I really enjoy your blog and maybe we’ll take a drive to the North Shore in March unless it’s still snowing!!!!!! :) Momma Acker

5 k&c's mom { 01.31.11 at 7:12 pm }

When I was scrolling through the pictures, the third one immediately made me think, “Wonder what Noche thinks of THAT?!” Congratulations, Lisa! You’ll do a wonderful job working with children. You’ve always been balanced and compassionate. They are fortunate to have YOU.

6 Christina { 01.31.11 at 8:10 pm }

The pictures tricked me at first, especially because I feel like everyone around me is getting pregnant. Are we that old? I feel like we all just got married! Anyways, very exciting about the job! I am so happy for you!!

7 Lindsey { 01.31.11 at 9:29 pm }

YAHOO!!! Both jobs sound fantastic! Congratulations!

8 Noche { 02.01.11 at 2:53 am }

Yeah Pumpkin…I knew it was just a matter of time…a long time…… since your true counseling(without pay, of course)job started when you were 3 yrs. old!!!
Congratulations !!!

9 Lauren (and Claire!) { 02.01.11 at 9:37 am }

LeeLee! You better not EVER let me know baby news via a blog post either! Though I do love your blog :) Congrats on the new job! I want to hear all about it! Can we have a phone date sometime this weekend? Nights are better for me, as Claire will have had a day of fun so she’ll be tired enough to let me talk on the phone (she’s like a toddler, I swear…) I think I’ll repost this on FB too, just to make sure you get it… ;)

10 Lisa { 02.02.11 at 10:50 am }

Thanks so much for the well-wishing everyone!! SO ready to finally put this degree to use!

11 Mama Logan { 02.02.11 at 12:03 pm }

Now if the snow would just stop falling so you can get on with life!!!

12 First day of school! | The Casting Dock { 03.21.11 at 6:15 am }

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