Holy cow! Its been crazy since my last post! Here is what happened in a nutshell:
- Continued subbing as a NYC teacher for one more month
- Was hired as a Guidance Counselor in FLORIDA
- Sold my house the first day it was on the market.
- Packed up my family and moved to FLORIDA as of June 2017!
When I put it like this it all seems pretty simple. Well it wasn’t! God had been moving in my life for quite some time. (YES, THIS IS A GOD POST LOL) To most people my move to Florida appeared to be impulsive. It was actually very calculated and precise. God’s timing was ridiculous (in the coolest way).
Leaving my job with NYC as a CPS and becoming a substitute teacher gave me just the right amount of time and experience to get my feet wet with the FLDOE. As school was coming to an end in NYC I found out I go the job. About a week later my husband and I flew out to Florida to complete paper work for the new job and get an apartment. In the meantime my house had been sold and was being prepped to be packed up.
We were living off of our savings at this time. Later that June we sent our belongings to meet us in Florida. We got on the Auto train (with just our cars packed to capacity) , kids and my parents in tow. Seems like everything is going smooth? Well it WASN’T! Everyone got sick on the train. It appears there was a virus floating around. If that wasn’t enough Our stuff didnt get to Florida for a 17 days!. We were without our stuff for over two weeks. Needless to say, we ate out alot. This drained our pockets even more. Remember, we were living off of our savings!.We spent the rest of June and July learning our new environment. It was great except I didnt start getting paid until 2 months after I started working. Keep in mind I was paying my mortgage on my house that was in the process of being sold in NY as well as my rent in FL. We were on our last few hundred dollars when we finally closed on our NY house !!!! This is what I mean about God’s perfect timing! Shortly after I started to get paid regularly.
There were many challelges along the way to Florida but God had us in the palm of his hands the whole time. Im grateful for the opportunity God allowed us to have. Moving to Florida and being a Guidance Counselor has been a dream we waited a long time to attain.
Stay tuned for more on my move to Florida!