Saturday, May 18, 2013
Running Away With The Circus
So I asked myself, what would my family and friends say if I told them I had run away and joined the circus? And self answered, "It probably wouldn't surprise them at all." So I made the call to a certain circus that was advertising a need that I could fill. Nope, not a juggler or a tight rope walker (I'm probably not that good any way) or a lion tamer (not that brave either). Just a plain old school teacher job.
Most people don't really think about it, but a circus is really a big family. A big traveling family. And in that family you find children - children that need an education. So the circus was advertising the need for a teacher with an rv and the willingness to travel along with the circus and teach about 20 students each day. Sounds like the job was made for me. So I made the call. And we talked for quite a while. According to the lady I spoke with, I'm perfect for the job. Can I start right away?.......
That was the hardest "no" I've ever had to utter.
Let me make that a "no for right now" since I don't want to close that door forever. I mean the pay and the work situation really sound good. But I have made an obligation here in Oklahoma and I can't see myself just walking off this job with no notice. And a recent stumble has left me in a knee brace that has slowed me down for a while. Since the circus moves daily I just couldn't see a way for me to keep up. So I said "no, for now". Who knows. The opportunity could around again and next time I might just say "YES!!" Until then I'll keep practicing my juggling act.