I got accepted back in the beginning of May and I have been wrestling with trying to make a decision since then, not only because I still haven’t heard from Lethbridge and need to get on the house-hunting train, but because I decided rather than to do heavy contacting with the universities themselves, I would contact both the Alberta and British Columbia Teacher’s Unions (Or Association and Federation, respectively) and see what they are looking for. Through two months of careful research, council, and prayer, I have learnt that there are a lot less limitations on a degree from BC than AB. Mainly because the criteria for BC teacher’s is higher and AB is crying for teachers, so in the event that I get edu-ma-cated in BC, I will be able to teach in both provinces, with little to no hassle. It’s a little trickier if I was to come back to BC after an AB certification… something about topping what they could pay me within 4 years mumbo-jumbo. Who knows. The unions were both extremely informative so even if and when I hear from Lethbridge, I will be going to UVic. Yea! Unless Brian, you have some fabulous reason to keep me in Calgary that you haven’t told me yet, you’re convincing is my only consideration beyond this point. 🙂
Sooo I am moving to Victoria right after my work term ends at the end of August. I wil be living with my cousin, Dan, and my friend, Adrienne, whom I met my first year in Calgary. We’re hoping to sign a lease for August 1st because Dan’s helicopter training starts in August. That way, also, I can drive down with a bunch of my stuff on the long wknd. Which rocks because Marli, my sister, will be in Nanaimo this year, and Dad’s working in Duncan… plus the multitude of family and my best friends from Smithers all there, and the OCEAN, I am genuinely thrilled about God’s direction on this. I mean, I don’t look forward to missing Jes and Mark; Meg and Steve; and the wealth of friends, paricularily the ones from Drumheller, and memories and chances Calgary had for me but it’s time to go… you know? SO pumped.
And I think if I can scam a couple free dinners at Auntie M and S’s homes, plus some quality babysitting hours with Kyla’s boys, I might just have it made. For about three years.
In other news, PAUL is coming this weekend. For those of you who don’t know, Paul is my soulmate. Well, not really. But sort of. He’s the best friend I have had in a guy since Troy… and the last best guy friend I will have until I get married. Not to him. But he’s unreal. So we’ll have Friday. My only day off all summer. Can’t wait.