Sunday, November 05, 2006

…my second entry…so I figured if I am going to email my family and friends about my new online journal I better put something of substance on it for them to read! So I figured I would recap the past year…so since I graduated in December, I’ve been staying busing…traveling to Spain to visit the Basque exchange students I met the previous summer, flying out to visit my grandma and family in South Dakota, and vacationing in Mexico with a couple of my roommates (finally getting in a good surf lesson!), oh and then I went to Malibu with my young life girls!...and with all of this travel I had to work…and so I continued to nanny and help out at the salon more full time! It was pretty fun and relaxing taking some time off away from school and cautiously looking to the future.
As most of you know I have always had this dream…or maybe fear?...of wanting to become a doctor…and so I started the process of trying to get into medical school…not really knowing when and if it will ever work out. I studied over the summer for the MCAT (admission exam) and had been anxiously awaiting the results…because of course…depending on how I performed…I would then know whether or not medical school was for me! But now, I have gotten my results back…and I still don’t know if that is where I’m supposed to be…not because of my test results, but because so much has happened in the past few months and I feel as though I am more confused than ever! God has led me into a new and exhilarating experience away from the field of medicine…teaching! It really shouldn’t be a surprise…my dad is a teacher and my mom works in a school library…even though I was trying to stay away from that profession, God had other plans!
After much frustration from trying to find a job that utilized my biology degree and help me gain experience in the medical field…I was on the verge of a breakdown…(thinking I would be a receptionist my whole life…no offense cristy!) and then the Lord responded. I got an email from Kendra saying that her school was looking for a physiology teacher and was that what I studied in college and would I be interested in the position? As I read the email a spark ignited deep inside my soul and I was instantly excited about this unique opportunity! So I called Kendra…and she talked to a few people…next thing I know I’m talking to the Dean of Students on the phone and setting up a time to meet the following week! In less than 7 days I found out about the job, interviewed, and was offered the position! And here I had been…frustrated for months…searching for the perfect job…and what happens, it just falls into place, as a testimony to the Lord’s faithfulness and perfect timing. His ways are so much higher than mine!
So now I am into my second month as a high school teacher and am tired and exhausted physically…but haven’t felt so refreshed and at peace and energized with my life’s work as I do now…I have been so blessed with this opportunity and am thankful everyday with where the Lord has placed me…now if only I could figure out what to do with my medical school ambitions! well...the entry was more on the serious side…but hopefully you’ll continue to check in occasionally…I would love to hear from you!


Grma Gayle said...

Love your Blog! A good way to keep in touch. Bless you! I enjoyed reading your msg. I will check in regularly!

Anonymous said...

Hey bekah. Long time no talk, I saw your e-mail and I decided to read your blog, and I am really happy for you, that you got a job teaching and that you are actually enjoying it.
Anyways I hope to hear from you or something.
Love ya girl.ines

Emily Nudelman said...

Hey Bekah--

I miss you! When are we getting together next?

Have a great week!


leire ( basque country) said...

hi bekah!!!! how are you?? i miss you so much! it´s so good that you got a job... good luck with it! but i know you´ll have, you look happy.
college is good, i have met new friends,,, new experiences... today i´m going to see how they record a tv show for the basque country... so i´m so excited!
i miss you, and i hope i´ll see you soon.
love, leire


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