Ever since I sent the paperwork back, this past Friday night, I’m sitting on edge, waiting patiently for an email response. I hate playing the waiting game, but I find I’m feeling more like “I can’t wait to begin”, instead of the traditional “I hope I got it”. I know my ability to perform giving written direction when reading and reviewing papers; that’s what I’m excited for.
My husband and I took our daughter to her weekly gymnastics class recently. While there, the lobby was filled with several mothers, waiting for their children to finish up class sessions. I noticed one of the mothers was grading papers; what appeared to be perhaps, Elementary math? When I was in middle school, possibly early high school, I would volunteer during my lunch time to help elementary teachers grade students work. I’d sit and have lunch with the teacher, using the answer keys, and grade a couple stacks of completed worksheets. It was so much fun!
I didn’t expect I’d hear anything back through the weekend, but now that the weekend is over and Monday is passing, I could receive at any moment. I remember how I felt when I received they’re first response to my application and cover letter. The further I read into the email, the more my heart pounded, and the faster it felt making my hands shaky. I know it sounds drastic, but it was good news for a change. I just hope I haven’t jinxed myself… because I really want this.
Tomorrow is another day.
Today, I finished and submitted “Chicken Slick of the Soul” to a writing contest, and I also printed it out for myself. That’s one story for my book.
Now I’m focusing on a piece I’m submitting to Chicken Soup for the Soul, titled “Christmas Crash Site” which I’ll also print for my book, and I’m brainstorming my next piece for another ‘Chicken Soup’ submission.
“Patience is not just about waiting for something. It’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” –Joyce Meyer
I’m waiting and I’m writing my way through it. Thanks for reading with me.