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No longer completely floating, I have a sense of direction. We have a plan. My life has a bit more of a road map. I know the route we are going to follow to reach our family goals and my career goals. The goals appear to be in reach. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Maybe our needs and goals have finally lined up with the Universe’s plan. At any rate, I feel more content. I know what I can hope for for the rest of this year, and the next. And that feels pretty darn good.

I have a dentist appointment tomorrow and I’m starting to get nervous! I keep up on my tooth brushing, but am admittedly a fallible flosser. I don’t think I have any cavities, but I still have the trepidation that comes before any dental visit. I especially hate when they do that poking thing in-between the gums and teeth to measure the numbers. Ick. It doesn’t hurt, but gives me the heebie-jeebies like you wouldn’t believe!

In other news, I get to meet my cousin and some of her friends tonight at Shorty’s. Haven’t been there since the fall! ;o)

ALSO…in other exciting news, I have finally started to get off my tuckus and work on my application readiness for my teaching cert and/or master’s in teaching. First step, I sent in for my college transcripts to give to UW. They will evaluate them to tell me what (if any) classes I need to take in addition to what I already have. I am guessing I’ll need to take a natural science class w/ lab, as I think that expires after 10 years. I could do oceanography or something neat. I also probably need one child development class, too. In addition, I will still need to get all my observation hours done, and take the Praxis II exam. I already have the West-B under my belt, so that is handy.

The thing is, I could probably apply for the UW teaching cert from Bothell’s UW campus sooner, without taking any other classes. I would just need another week’s worth of classroom time. This option is cheaper. It also, however, does not give me a master’s degree. I’d have to pursue that later, but it might be easier at that point.

Well, as a good friend told me, it’s not the HOW, but the WHY. I took my first step, and I will see what UW tells me after the evaluation. I’m trusting that that will help point me in the right direction.

I am full of lust for a different career; for a career I have pictured myself in since I was a child. Is it time for this goal to fruit? I’d say we’re getting closer.

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