Saturday, October 10, 2009

Boarding For The Future

What’s for the future? *looks lost in thought as my finger lightly taps my chin* I took the Illinois Licensing Test last month, which is part of the requirements to teach in Illinois. Today I received the unofficial test scores and I passed. *pats forehead with a napkin* For me, the test was tough after not being in school for many years or doing these things, comprehension, grammar, math and written on a daily basis. But I passed.

Tomorrow, I have a real estate agent coming over for me to sign papers to put my condo on the market. Condo real estate isn’t good, but I figured it can’t hurt. Who knows, maybe someone is in the process of relocating to Chicago, or looking for a cozy one bedroom condo on the Southside and might want it. I’m not pressured to sell, and it’s another step towards what I want for the future.

I will have a house guest for the next few weeks, and I’m very excited about it. I’ll be taking time off of work to show them Chicago, so it will be a little mini-vacation for me too. I’m just hoping the snow and extreme cold will stay away for us to enjoy the things we have planned. I’ll probably neglect my blog too, but I'll try not to.

How about you? Are you boarding anything for the future? New plans or something you’re looking forward to?


  1. Hi Bea,

    Congratulations on passing the test. Our country needs committed teachers and I know you've got what it takes to shape our kids and get them interested in learning.

    If we want to shape our futures ourselves and not let others or circumstance deceide, we have to do something about it instead of hoping that a change will come. I admire your courage in doing just that, Bea.

    Things are about to change in your life. I keep my fingers crossed that everything works out best for you.

    We will miss your posts while you have your house guest. Make sure you'll have a good time ;)


  2. Hi Jakie,

    Good to see you're still around. :D Thank you for your kind words. I've recently had dreams about standing in front of a class and getting them involved in a lecture I remember myself at that age not caring about.

    I appreciate the fact you can see I'm a committed individual. It's true that we are all responsible for the future of this country, so this is one of the ways I feel I can make a difference. At least I hope to.

    Thanks for wishing me well, and I wish the same to you.

    I'll definitely have a good time. Much appreciated.

  3. Hi Bea,
    Congrats on passing the test! Best of luck and happiness on those future plans!
    In my case a retirement option came unexpectedly several months ago, which I quickly exercised. I think that I am one of the rare people to have benefited from this terrible economy since I am convinced that I would not have been offered that opportunity otherwise. Surprisingly I find this new freedom of not having to report to work quite exciting. I’m happy to say that my boarding for the future has become wide open. There are many things I hadn’t had time to do or never have done before that I am doing and can do now and at the pace I choose. I’ll soon be traveling outside the U.S. for the first time in my life. I’ve done some preliminary work on starting a consulting business, but only want to be available one day a week at the very most. I don’t this venture to seem like work. LOL!
    Enjoy your time off!

  4. Hey you!! Another big congrats and a bigger hug. Hoping the weather is ideal for you and yours but knows, just knows, the weather will be the last thing on minds.