11 March 2010

Waiting, hoping, praying

Well, I know one thing, and that is that I won't be teaching at Dalat International School in Penang, Malaysia next school year. The waiting on that opportunity finished today with an e-mail thanking me for my application, but sorry, for economic reasons they will not be proceeding any further with my application. Unfortunately this is a situation where being single goes against me! Life's like that. So what next? I need to follow up on another application, and also to submit some others to other places. Time is moving on, and it's not easy being uncertain of your future. Meanwhile, God is at work in my life, and I know that ultimately good will come from this situation.

So the priority for tonight! Get some grading done, and think about what I'm going to teach tomorrow. Well, I have done some of that, but there's more to do. So it's time to stop procrastinating and get on with it.



  1. My heart goes out to you, to use a cliché! Waiting, God works in you while He asks you to wait, but it's painful!

  2. Thanks Wendy. You're right about the painful bit!

  3. The one thing we don't understand is why "singleness" and "economic reasons" go together to put you in on the discard pile for this school. It doesn't make sense.
    By the way, there is an opening for a full-time elementary teacher at CAJ now - and they don't have a problem with singles.

  4. Apparently it is more economical to employ a teaching couple, than to employ a single teacher. Since the school provides accommodation, among other benefits, that probably makes sense.
    Unfortunately my current boss thinks that I'm better suited to Middle School students than Elementary, and so I'd be 99.9% sure he would give me a recommendation for an elementary position. Sad, but that's the way it is.

  5. I did think about the accommodation thing, thanks for clearing that up.
    Hmmm, you could try anyway. God has been known to override bosses!


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