I received a phone call about 2 hours ago, now. It was the principal of the school that I have been interviewing for. I received an unofficial job offer. It is contingent on the final interview with the superintendent and the school board presentation and approval.
This is a big deal. Huge. Life changing.
I feel like I should be freaking out, but I’m not. I’m just calm. Maybe numb. I’m not quite sure.
I’m very excited for the opportunity. Thrilled. Not many people get to return to the community that they grew up in. It will be nice knowing that I can make a difference there.
However, it will mean a lot of good-byes. My life here has become a routine that I am completely comfortable with. I enjoy it. Leaving this will hurt in a way that nothing else has up to this point. I have grown so much in the past 6 years. The transformation has been painful at times, but completely necessary and amazing. If I leave, it will break my heart.
But as Iron & Wine say, “There’s no way to grow that don’t hurt.”
And that will be my mantra. Because I am growing. And change is good. And good-byes don’t have to be permanent.
So I’m preparing myself to move on. To start a new chapter in my life.
And I’m just calm.