Seriously - How could I be the girl who's always talking about depression?
So - a little catch up:
The new med is working wonderfully.*
The craft day was amazing!
The baptism was so special!
And everything went perfectly smooth!
*I went off Abilify (after only a few days of misery - that drug sucks) and had a major up-swing that was incredible - I don't have too many manic episodes, but this one was pretty good, as far as that goes! I had tons of energy, got lots done, was slightly hyper.... the only bad thing is that I haven't really slept more than 5 hours a night for over a week now.... hoping that'll change over the next day or so as the new med takes hold....
And I took some time for myself today! I went to the fabric store and looked at patterns - and found one I actually like! Can't wait to choose some fabrics and get started!
Anyway - I have been preparing to get my certificate/license to substitute teach in California.
The first week of June, I took the CBEST (basic skills exam) and found out on the 15th that I PASSED! YAY me!
So then I had my fingerprints and background check done.
So today I asked several friends to write letters of recommendation for me -
And they all said YES!
(Did I mention they're all teachers?)
So I've sent my application to the state and am now waiting approximately 7 more weeks for it to be processed and approved.
Then I can take those letters of rec and my license and apply for jobs!
(That is, if the districts I want to teach in are accepting applications at exactly that time!)
See my dilemma? So...
I'm praying that the stars will align, that I'll get my license, get my letters of rec, and that the districts will open applications for subs on exactly the day that works for me.
Think that'll happen?
So..... Hubby thinks that I should sub for a year and then go get my credential so I can teach full time. Every time I think about it, I feel like I should be going to school right away - It's hard to be at odds with hubby! But, in a way, he's right: how many jobs can you "try on" before you jump in with both feet?
Anyway - I'm sitting here - checking that state website every day looking for signs of progress (which is nothing more than a display of impatience) and stitching on my applique!
Did I mention that I'm impatient? and Hyper?
(Not a good combination!)
new applique needle
Have a great night!