My Career Story – Part 4

If you haven’t caught up yet – check out part 1, part 2, and part 3!

The Story Continues

Amber did offer me the position as her Executive Assistant!  It was a little tricky to work out – I would be in school for the mornings/early afternoon and then come spend four or so hours working with her.  It made for very busy weeks, but it was worth it.

I fell even more in love with the new job – the team, the culture, the positive attitudes of everyone there.  I also loved what I got to do on a daily basis – day to day organization, helping with emails, social media management. It let me use skills that I didn’t use as much in my teaching job, and I loved having a different outlet.

The biggest bonus in my mind was that it didn’t drain me in the way teaching did!  I LOVE teaching, but as an introvert, it can be exhausting. I loved working for four hours and not feeling the least bit tired from working!  It was amazing!

Now to Decide…

That left me with a difficult decision – pursue my new gig full-time, or stick with teaching.   I loved being at the school I was at, and could picture myself there until I retired, but I also saw potential in this new opportunity. I talked it over with some of the most trusted people in my life and prayed constantly over what the best decision would be.

In the end, I announced to my coworkers that I would not be returning to teach in the 2018-2019 school year. It was so tough to leave the community! These were the people who had been my closest friends as a transitioned from Iowa to Minnesota, from college to the real world, and from single life to married life.  However, I knew God was leading me to take a risk and try this new path.

Looking Forward

I know that working from home is going to be so great for me.  I know my mental health will be better (and likely my physical health as well – thanks to those germy preschoolers! 🙂 ). This job offers different opportunities than teaching offered me.

I know you may be thinking, “but Alyssa! You told us that teaching is in your blood!”. And it is.  I’m not leaving all aspects of teaching. I will still be subbing on occasion, and I still get to teach at church as well!

I am so excited for this new job and I can’t wait to let you know how life changes from here!

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