My husband will tell you I am the least patient person he has ever met. I can’t tell you how many times I have found myself in trouble because I could not wait in many aspects of my life including relationships, finances, and professional life.  I have taken short cuts only to be two steps back when it is all over.

“Short cuts make for long delays”

– Pippin, The Fellowship of the Ring

If anyone should know about long delays, it is Pippin and Frodo!  I am currently halfway through my master’s program to be certified to teach 6-12 English Language Arts.  I have applied for student teaching starting in the fall and I have passed all my certification exams, but I am now in an interesting waiting game.  Because of the way my program is set up, I could potentially get hired for the 2015-2016 school year as a teacher rather than doing my student teaching, but there is a catch.  Since I am still in my program, schools have to make the claim they could not find a fully certified applicant before they hire me; it could be the week of planning or the first week of school before I could be hired!  Talk about throwing a wrench in my obsession with planning every aspect of my life.

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