I started a new job at the beginning of October, working for the school district as the Student Data & Assessment Coordinator. It’s one of those jobs in which most people in the education system would have no pleasure. In fact, they would probably go insane.
But there I am, every day, logging into all things software, sorting through system errors, sending emails, entering and analyzing data, and planning for state assessments… and I’m genuinely happy.
It feels funny, as I have left a solid group of people in the elementary school who love their careers working directly with students. Teachers and administrators who are designed and called to that atmosphere, and some who probably wonder why anyone would leave such an enriching environment.
For me, it goes back to my whole argument that we are all designed for different purposes. From our personalities to our passions, from our strengths to our weaknesses, we all have a purpose and we all fit into this beautiful puzzle somewhere. I still have the opportunity to serve staff members and students in our district, but in a different way; a way God designed me.
I find it funny that when I describe my job to others I keep saying “I’m home.”
Which is hilarious because my office happens to be in an old house behind the district office. And even funnier because Aaron and I lived there for about three months when we first got married. My office is my master bedroom. Let that sink in. No wait… don’t.
And that is also why I also keep saying, “It all comes full circle.”
Which also leads me to explain that I was denied the job at first, spent the next month questioning my existence, and then was offered the job right after my birthday. Need I say… *it all comes full circle*.
…AND when Aaron and I were in Vegas with our good friends in October, we walked into Mandalay Bay, and there was a DATA conference going on. And now I’m learning the software that conference was all about.
All that to say… I love my job.