If you’ve followed along with my posts on Tenspire since the beginning, you’ve read a bit about how our family came to the decision for me to leave the classroom and stay home with our daughter. It was a scary financial situation since my husband was a teacher at the time as well, but we felt convicted that it was the right thing to do and that God would provide for our family. We took a major leap of faith and just as I’ve seen with so many other situations in my life, God had a bigger plan laid out for us that we could have never imagined. By leaving the career I loved to become a SAHM, we have been set up for our family’s biggest adventure yet.
On the Road
For years, my husband talked about following in his dad’s footsteps and becoming an independent insurance adjuster. While he loved his students, working in a field that require more hands-on work was exactly what he wanted. However, I loved my students as well and was not ready to give up the classroom. This job requires lots of travel. When a storm hits, you go work the claims that come in from the damage. That could be anywhere in the U.S. and you could be gone for months at a time. Either we would spend months apart or I would travel with him. Neither were an option at the time.
Things have changed quite a bit since then, and I bet you’re starting to see what God was up to… Leaving the classroom for a traveling job was not exactly on my radar, but leaving the classroom to spend all day every day with my baby girl was an absolute no brainer! After about a year of me staying home it occurred to us – what was keeping us from trying the job then???
Making it Work
So here we are now in quite an interesting situation. We sold our house and moved in with my grandparents at the beginning of June so we can look for our new home. My husband has completed his training and is waiting for his first call! How is this “stay-at-home-teacher” going to make this all work, especially with an 18 month old? I hope you’ll follow along to find out! I can’t wait to share with you all how we organize our learning activities, time, and make life comfy while we travel! After all, isn’t that what all teachers do? We take the cards we’re dealt and see how we can make the best of them to give our kiddos the best experience possible. I hope to share tips and tricks that make life in the classroom easier and more simple!