I feel like I'm finally starting to put down roots here in Florida! Things are suddenly starting to come together, kind of like when you get the frame of a puzzle done and you can begin to see where the rest of the pieces fit.
I also went on a job interview today, which I felt went really well, and then I came home to teach a sign language class. While I was waiting for the class to begin, I found out about a babysitting opportunity for this weekend through my aunt's best friend. I was so grateful to her for thinking of me when her friend needed a babysitter, and I'm so excited to go meet her friend and get to know the little girl who needs to be watched. While it doesn't seem like they need a regular babysitter, it would be so nice to possibly have a job every once in a while, get to know some new people, and get a little bit of extra money too. And after my sign language class, I realized that someone had written to me online saying that they were excited to be able to take the ASL classes... this isn't the first person to mention being interested in the classes if I start up another session, so it looks like I'll be able to continue to offer these classes! It would be so great if I could offer a few classes every once in a while, because not only is it a great way to make some extra money, but it's a fantastic opportunity for me to be able to practice my ASL skills.
I'm hoping that all of the jobs that I take on, the experiences that I have, and the opportunities that I'm given will eventually culminate in a way for me to move forward in my career when I'm ready. Whether it means becoming a classroom teacher, writing a book, or beginning my own business to work with children, I'm ready for whatever the future holds. And in the meantime, I'll just keep enjoying whatever life throws at me, from job interviews to overseeing my little sisters brush their teeth at night. This morning I said to my mom that I almost wished we could speed up time a little to when we could be totally settled here and know what we want to do with ourselves. But I don't want to rush things... I'm happy getting comfortable here, and I wouldn't want to wish away any of my siblings' childhoods. It's scary enough that my sister is going to be seventeen in just two months; I want them all to stay kids for as long as possible, because I now know firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate adulthood.
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