Monday, April 20, 2009

Back to Blogs!

Man! Not having the Internet all weekend is rough! Especially when I want to read all of your awesome blogs! Lets just say that last night and this morning was def. spent catching up with everyone that I missed sooo much. I also want to thank everyone for wishing me good luck this weekend, it really means a lot.

So I left big JC on Friday afternoon and set off on the 5 hour drive to Nashville. I didn't really mind the drive there though, because it was SO pretty the whole way and I had my IPOD jammin' on shuffle. I snapped a couple of pics just so I could show you how gorgeous it was.


Not a cloud in the sky!

On the way there I saw a whole row of these old time-y bugs traveling together. I thought that it was pretty amusing seeing them all together in a little group. So I snapped a pic of that too.




I made pretty good time because of the weather and arrived in Nashville to meet my Aunt around 6. I don't know how many people heard about this, but there was a HUGE tornado in Nashville last week (which is pretty rare for Tennessee). Anyway, it hit about a mile from my aunt's house. I have never been in a tornado and I sure have not seen anything like the devastation from the aftermath! My aunt took me around to show me where it hit. I have never seen anything like it! It made me really sad about all the people that lost their homes and businesses. My Aunt told me that the volunteers have been great with helping out all week though, and there were still tents and things providing water and food.






I was shocked by all the damage that the tornado did, like I said I am just not used to that kind of thing at all. I don't think we have ever had a tornado, or at least a bad one, in East Tennessee.

Moving on...Saturday morning was the job fair. My Aunt and I arrived there early and ready to go. There were sooo many people there. It was kind of overwhelming and discouraging to see all of these people trying to get the same job as me. What would make me stand out from the rest?! But, I handed out my resume to a bunch of different schools and talked to a lot of principals and assisstant principals. So now all thats left to do is just cross my fingers and hope that the phone rings soon. I'm desperate for a teaching job right now!!!

I also LOVE the Nashville area. It is so nice and there is so much to do. Also, running is a HUGE deal there, so there are plenty of places to run and TONS of running groups to join. My Aunt told me that there is even one especially for teachers who run! Oh how I would love to move there.

After the stress of the job fair, my Aunt and I had a "girls" day to de-stress. We went to the hair salon, TWO different malls, to the movies to see Seventeen Again (umm when did Zac Efron get so freakin' hot?!), then out to dinner, and more shopping. Yep, by the time we got we were drained. But it was great spending time with my Aunt in an AWESOME city. Did I mention that I LOVE it there?!

Unfortunately, the drive back to JC on Sunday did not go as well as the drive there. It was pouring the rain the whole time! At one point it was raining so hard that I could not even see in front of me. Therefore, I missed my exit and ended up about an hour of track somewhere in Kentucky. I'm pretty sure that this would only happen to me. I was so glad when I finally got home and could relax.

All in all it was a great weekend. I'm really hoping that something comes out of it, but we will see. Thanks again everyone for your good luck wishes, thoughts, and prays. You guys are the best and I missed you all this weekend. I'm glad to be back!

Lots of Love, <3 Ems.


Amy said...

Glad you had a good time with your aunt! Girls nights are so fun.

Yeah, that's kinda crazy with the tornado. I would never expect to see one that far over in Tenn.

Bec said...

my fingers are crossed!

Anonymous said...

hi hun
*fingers crossed*
im glad you had such a nice time with your aunt!
the place looks amzing!
much love

Anonymous said...

I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for you too! It sounds like it was a great weekend :) I really hope you get a call soon!

Mica said...

Fun weekend, and, yeah, Zac Efron is totally beautiful now.

Best of luck with the jobs!

Anonymous said...

That tornado damage is awful. So scary.

Good luck! I'm sure they all loved you.

Anonymous said...

A parade of bugs! Cute.
Glad to hear that you had such a wonderful weekend. Did you get to see your boy?
I know it is hard, but keep up the faith that something will break soon in the teacher job market. Anyone who doesn't hire you is CRAZY! I know you will get a call soon!
I also love "Tough Love," and have recently begun to like "Running in Heels," but I guess it is over now!

Baylee♥ said...

Welcome back girlie!

Im glad you had a great time with your aunt..& ill be keeping my fingers crossed that you get one of the teaching jobs!! im sure you did great!!

i cant believe the power that tornados have..its ridiculous!!

And you're definately not the only one to end up an hour or so away from your exit! ive missed my exit, just into my town.. so many times...and half the time, i dont even realize it until im like 5 miles away!! thats how much i pay attention to where im going!! haha!

Meg said...

Hey girl, looks like you had quite the experience this weekend! Glad you had fun, but it's so sad to see that poor town after the tornado, that's so terrible, those people are definitely in my thoughts & prayers. I'm sure you'll do AMAZING in whichever job suits you best, and I'm sure so many people you met are really interested in you - you've got so much going for you!

Have a great Monday! Happy to see you back :)

Love, Meg

Anonymous said...

I am so happy you had a great time with your aunt. That's horrible about the tornado. She's lucky not to have been affected. Fingers crossed girly, if you were meant to get a job, you will! Good luck :)

<3 jess :)

Anonymous said...

*fingers crossed*

Anna said...

I'm so glad you had a great trip! Job fairs are soooo scary. Everyone looks so professional, but they are usually just as intimidated as the rest of us. Nashville sounds like an amazing place and a great running area. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi darling!

Tornados are scary. If I ever encountered one, I seriously would have a nervous breakdown!!!!

I hope you get some calls for a teaching job!! I’m crossing my fingers for you.

Glad you had a girls day with your aunt.. sounds fun!! Zac Efron has always bothered me for some reason, but I am dying to see that movie. On the previews, he looks SMOKIN!

I’m glad you loved Nashville :D

love youu <3

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, what an awesome time! And hope all goes well!!!

Sarah said...

So glad you had a good trip...that parade of Bugs is hilarious! I'm rooting for you in the job department...I know how frustrating it can be, but you are so on top of things and have been going on so many interviews and applying all over the place, so it is only a matter of time before you start seeing results!

Anonymous said...

AH youre in my thoughts on the job sit.!
im glad you had a good trip!

Emily said...

Sounds like a good weekend...hope that you get lots of interviews really soon!

The damage from the tornado is really sad. I'm glad there were volunteers helping out.

The girls I met here are from the University of Tennessee nutrition dept...small world!

RunningLaur said...

The tornado photos are really something. Makes you feel lucky for what you have.

Hope you get lots of interview calls soon!!

Anonymous said...

yay! glad you have such a terrific time, and even fit in a "girl's day" with your aunt!
wow...I have never seen the after-effects of a tornado either...
finger AND toes crossed for an amazing job your way!

lesley said...

Good luck!!! : ) Glad you had a wonderful time while there!

Minus the tornado, i hate them!