I Got Fired!!
I am an elementary school teacher, currently teaching reading to K-5 graders. This is my 3rd year of teaching and I have been in the same position for all 3 years. Since I graduated I have always wanted to have my own classroom. I was offered this position and really needing a job (student loans!), I took it, thankful just for being able to teach.
A few weeks ago, about the same time I started reading The Secret, I started thinking that I would start looking for a new job because I wanted a classroom. Nobody was leaving the school I was at so I knew there was no way I would get a classroom for the next school year. I kept thinking about it and even started checking the state employment sites for job openings. The only thing holding me back was that I would have to ask my principal for a letter of reference. Not that she wouldn’t give it to me, I just didn’t want her to know that I was looking for fear she wouldn’t recommend me for rehire for next year.
Well, two days ago she informed that she was not recommending me for rehire because she didn’t think I “fit in” with the rest of the staff. She told me at 11:30 am and told me I had until 3:00 pm to submit my resignation letter. Needless to say I was devastated. I cried for the next hour and eventually was able to calm down. I finished my classes for the day, very red eyed and telling the kids I had allergies. I wrote my letter and completed my end of day duty.
That night we had an event at school and all teachers were required to attend. I live about 30 miles from where I work so I didn’t go home before the event. I had about 2 hours to kill so I checked my home email. I had just signed up to receive daily emails from Bob Proctor. I clicked to open the email and just about fell out of my chair. I had just resigned myself to the fact that I would find a better job and everything happens for a reason (duh!!). Then I read this quote: “I will waste not even a precious second today in anger or hate or jealousy or selfishness. I know that the seeds I sow I will harvest, because every action, good or bad, is always followed by an equal reaction. I will plant only good seeds this day.” Og Mandino 1923-1996. I had been very angry and was mad a coworker who was new to the school this year and was essentially my boss. I felt it was her fault as I had done nothing different in my position since last year and was rehired without any problems. Needless to say, after reading this quote I knew I had to change my thoughts. I realized that I had attracted my not getting rehired just by thinking about getting a new position. Now I know that I will have the position I want next year because I will manifest it. I also realized that on the very first vision board I created I put a picture of a classroom to represent the one I would have one day. I took it off when I added some things and knew that there wouldn’t be an opening in my school next year. I’m not sure where I’ll be next fall when school starts but I know the Universe will tell me.