I am busy doing many things lately. Volunteer teaching. Cantonese studies. Working towards tenure at my job despite my pretty strong belief that I have a better shot of winning the Megamillions and Powerball in the same week. Still they pay me to make the effort, so I am, whether they think it is enough, well ...
So I am also job hunting. But not as a librarian, I am aiming to become a teacher. I have the degree and event though I haven't been a librarian for that long, I have worked in libraries for a very long time. I am ready to make a change. I wish I could put more time and effort into it, but I am doing the best that I can right now. The good news is that I still have a job and probably have at least a year before I need to panic. And sometime in May I will have more time to devote to the effort.
I have revised my resume and started posting it, even sent it to one school that I saw an ad for. It would be a career transition, to teaching. Right now I am focused on Hong Kong. I may broaden that at some point. I have long been ready to leave NYC but various factors have kept me here. Some of those factors, like my sweet pitbull, are gone now, others will be easier to replace.
I'd like to work at a private English Medium School with older kids, preferably high school. I still have a lot to learn about Hong Kong schools but I am learning and my preference may change in the process. That is okay, as I said I have some time.