June 15, 2009

Falling Into Place

Sometimes there's all this mystery on blogs about special, in-the-works projects: "I have something really awesome going on, but I can't tell you about it. Sorry!" That's not irritating at all, is it? I didn't think so.

Fortunately, I won't keep you in suspense. I got a job.

Sorry, that wasn't quite right. I got a job!!!

I won't go into great detail, obviously, but it's in a suburb of Boston, overseeing the libraries at two elementary schools in a lovely little district. The schools are gorgeous, and I've been very impressed with the principal, the current librarian, and the teachers I've been introduced to.

I am absolutely thrilled, and I can hardly wait until August to start.

I am so deeply relieved about how this has fallen into place. It means we know what general area of Boston to live in (if I hadn't had a job, we could have moved to a suburb on one side of Boston and I could have gotten a job 15 miles outside of Boston in the other direction, and then I'd be dealing with a really long commute). It means I can spend my summer working on lesson plans and programming for the year, instead of applying for jobs, interviewing, and writing cover letter after cover letter.

But mostly, I can't stop thinking that, come Fall, Bart and I will be living in our dream city, both with our dream jobs. Life is sometimes just too good to take in.

56 comments:

  1. HOORAY!!! that is so exciting, congratulations to you! I'd love to hear more about it! when will you be moving?

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  2. CONGRATS! Isn't it wonderful when things workout? You both graduated, plan to move to a fun city, and have new jobs!

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  3. So awesome! I can't wait to hear all about it! And most of all, I can't wait to hang out!

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  4. Oooh, maybe we can plan curriculum together. And did you know there's an Eric Carle Museum in MA?!

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  5. That's great! Congrats!

    Personally, I think Boston is pretty cool city.

    Good luck!

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  6. Wow! Hooray! Congrats! That sounds like the perfect job for you.

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  7. Well, YAY! and congratulations!
    I have some info and a few connections for you~ you couldn't have picked a better city.
    (really)

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  8. I am SO SO excited for you. You deserve to have all things fall into place for you. I can't wait to come visit you in Boston and thrill in your new, happy life.

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  9. So excited for you! That's fantastic (although I'm horribly jealous that you're back East and I'm still stuck in Utah until J's done with school...)

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  10. I am so happy for you Janssen.

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  11. Hey -- one of my blogging friends sent me your blog and suggested I get in touch with you about moving to Boston. I read about your library job and it sounded familiar (I'm our ward housing specialist and my bishop emailed me about you moving here). It's a small world after all!!

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  12. Congrats! Congrats!! And what a great place to live!

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  13. Congrats, Janssen! It's so nice to have things settled. Good luck with your move!

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  14. Hooray! That is such a huge relief, planning-wise. You are ready to go, lady!

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  15. Yay! Congrats! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to read about all the details as you figure them out!

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  16. That's great, Janssen. I'm really happy for you!! And as a former Boston suburbanite, I think that you're going to do well there.

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  17. I'm so glad to hear it! Congratulations!

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  18. That is so wonderful! Congratulations!!

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  19. I've already told you this--but YAAAAAAAAAY!

    xox

    Also--I have major librarian-envy, you and NPW are going to have a blast together!

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  20. Yippee! You're living the dream! Are you sure you can't stop in Columbus to visit us on your way out? I'm thrilled at your employment success and so soon!

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  21. Congrats! How absolutely exciting for you guys. Good luck selling your house and getting moved (I hate packing!)

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  22. Congratulations! Welcome to the professional library world!

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  23. That's awesome, so when are you moving? Congrats

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  24. Congratulations! I had a little excitement rush for you so I can't imagine how excited you are. That job sounds like a dream. I loved my elementary school librarian and for a while I wanted to be just like her. How exciting.

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  25. Yea! We are really happy for you!

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  26. Congratulations!!! Happy for you guys!

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  27. Yay!!!!!! I'm so excited for you that I'm breaking my one exclamation point rule. Congratulations!

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  28. Sounds EXCITING!!! You will LOVE Boston (cept the fact that you don't like cold) :)
    Really though, we LOVE it here...I'll email more info. And let me know if you have questions...I have lots of people i could connect you with.
    FUN!!!

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  29. I promised it would all fall into place, didn't I? :) Yay for you guys!

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  30. Way to go Janssen! Have a wonderful summer doing just what you want. What a blessing.

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  31. YEA!!!!! Congratulations- that is WAY exciting- I LOVE when life just works out that way- and there's nothing like living your life in limbo- ahhh annoying- so I'm excited you can plan accordingly (where to live, lesson plans ect.) woohoo!

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  32. YAY! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

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  33. CONGRATS! I'm so stinking excited for you (and also insanely jealous. Why am I not qualified for such an awesome job??) Yay for you!

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  35. That is very exciting news. Congratulations!

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  36. How absolutely wonderful for you, Janssen! It's nice to hear such good news.

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  37. Congrats Janssen!! How exciting for the both of you! Look forward to hearing updates.

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  38. Congratulations on joining what sounds like a wonderful district. I'm all about the best people for the best jobs--esp. when it comes to libraries and, in particular, school media centers (yeah, they're not just books nowadays--they're so much more!). Good luck with everything, use your librarians and teachers as much as you can (we generally know what we're talking about), and keep blogging! :)

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  39. Congratulations! That is awesome!!!!! It's amazing how things just work out, huh?

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  40. Wow--this couldn't happen to two better people. I am SO happy for you! You will be wonderful.

    A vist will definitely be in order. I am sure it will be a bit rough to coordinate, considering we'll both be working for schools, but we must make it work! I looked at London pictures the other day and cried. That as a random sentence, but I wanted to let you know, nonetheless!

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  41. Congrats!!! That job sounds perfect for you!!

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  42. Oh my goodness, that is fabulous news! Congratulations, Janssen!

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  43. congratulations!!! Lesson planning over the summer is so much fun. I haven't started yet but plan to after the fourth of July.

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS! What super news! (I think you could fall in a mud puddle and not get dirty or wet. LOL)

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  45. Yay! I am so happy for you!

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  46. I'm really happy for you! I have a customer that is in Beverly, MA (north of Boston a bit)....SO BEAUTIFUL.....when are you officially moving?...

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  47. WOOT! that's excellent news - congratulations. and i'm totally jealous that you'll get to see npw all the time.

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  48. This is such wonderful news, I'm thrilled for you.

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  49. A job a job a job!!!! This is great news. I love when things happen exactly like they are supposed to happen.

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  50. Congrats. I'm excited for you. Finding a job in a library AND in a school isn't easy these days. Have fun.

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  51. I am so behind in blog reading, so please excuse the lateness of my OMG CONGRATULATIONS! What great news! I am so happy for you!

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