It has been quite a while since I have written a post. I usually become quite tight lipped and apparently stiff fingered when I am really stressed. So, here is what recently happened on the job front. I received a pretty good preliminary evaluation. However, there were a couple of items that I wanted to know more about so that I could get them up to par. I saw the principal who gave me the evaluation and just tapped on her door and asked if I could speak with her briefly. She was friendly, in a hurry but she agreed to give me a few minutes of her time. Those few minutes have honestly changed the rest of my life. As we were talking she asked about my education and my other certifications. She indicated, no that’s not right; she showed me where in the coming school year my job would no longer exist. God is with me; I can’t believe that I didn’t just freak right there. We talked several minutes and I told her that the particular position she wanted to put me in would mean $2,000-$3,000 cut in my salary. She saidshe understood but she was just looking out for me to make sure I had a job. I thanked her profusely; I told her I might be willing to go back to school to get another certification. If I do that I can retain my same pay but I would be working in a content area of which I have no interest. We concluded our conversation and she left to go to her meeting.I haven’t said much to anybody since I talked to her. I think I am in shock but I am glad I know early. From what I have been told our school district is prepared for this sort of thing and they have promised to work with those of us who are displaced to get us to another campus where our subject area may be needed. Of course, I realize that this means they will guarantee me a job; but not necessarily the same type I have now.When I took this job; I went back to school for my fourth teaching certification. Even though I indicated I would go back and get another one; that has left a bad taste in my mouth. I am looking at classes that will allow me to do something outside of the classroom. I just need to get some hours fast and be identified by my district as someone who can be placed in this position. I must say all of this has me a little overwhelmed. It seems that I am definitely at a crossroad.So do I allow the district to place me, hopefully in my same type of job or do I push past that on into the territory of trying to get a new job?One thing I can definitely say is that it is time for a change. I knew that but my complacency would have kept me in the place that I know and not looking beyond. The closer I get to my next birthday the faster life’s experiences seem to be coming at me. I heard someone say, “Nothing just happens.” I believe that. There is a reason, something I being prepared for…All I can say is that when I get there I am going to be really good.So if you ever been in this place of “Now What” leave a message and let me know how you made through to the other side.