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  • Listening to: 'Ramona Was a Waitress' - Paul Dempsey
  • Reading: The Master and Magartia
  • Watching: Angel
  • Playing: Katamari Forever
So, so much for making any effort to upload things or keep in touch, gee Mel.

I realised there was news that I should have shared with people through a journal a few weeks ago, so let's amp it up a little first.

I've been a 'teacher' for a year, registered, but with very little work.  I've had nothing permanent all year.  I've had a couple of contracts, all of which were very difficult.  I had quite a few interviews that stopped me from thinking I should just get a non-teaching job, but ultimately they all produced nothing.  Constant hope rising and disappointment has left me very shaken.

For the last term I've been working at a school on the south/east side, and it's been going rather well and it's been very regular, but they haven't ever been able to guarantee me a position for next year.  On a semi-whim, I applied for a senior english teaching position at a school in Bundaberg (400km/250miles north of where I live now).  They liked what I had to say, and I started to take the thing seriously, which involved Rohan driving me there for an hour interview.  Thing about Christian circles: small world.  One of the teachers there used to be my science/maths teacher in grade 9.  The head of secondary was Rohan's music teacher when he went to Bundy High.  The principal used to play tennis with my mother before I was born, when my parents were still married and living in Dululu.

Which apparently they were intrigued by, resulting in a call back.  I should point out, this is a Christian school, and I'm a Christian, and I realised that if I wanted this job, I needed to have my heart in the right place, and I had to realise everything I was getting with it.  I was going to be a new place, with people I don't know, and would have to start my life again with Rohan to help me.  I was going to be somewhere where people expected me to be Christian, where I would have constructive pressure to better myself professionally, spiritually and personally.  So both Rohan and I went to the call back, and they interviewed us both...for 2 hours.

After a year of disappointment and effort and loss and low money and debt and searching...Bundaberg Christian College offered me a job.  A reasonably paid teaching job, where there are good conditions, good resources, good facilities, good prospects for happiness.

I'm moving to Bundaberg to start a new life with Rohan, and we're very excited, I guess that's the short version.

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Current Residence: Australia, all of it
Favourite genre of music: Pretty much everything as long as it's actually good
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Favourite cartoon character: Rei Ayanami, GIR
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A few days from today, the history books show an entry.  An entry of mystery, and portent, as the great powers came down upon the Earth, and, in accordance with the wishes of the mighty King Kong, granted the world a boon.  That boon was you.  And lo, let it be said to all that you are to be wished a Happy Birthday upon that day, with the most excellent and amazing of cakes to partake in! :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
History records that, just days from now, a tremendous upheaval took place as the ground cracked and broke apart, tornadoes spun counter to their nature, and even Godzilla bowed as you appeared upon the Earth to grace us with your art. And so it is wished upon you to have a Happy Birthday on that day....and a most excellent cake. :D (Big Grin)  Have your cake and eat it too
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GunarmDyne Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Happy birthday!
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
In a short time hence, may you have a most happy birthday, for that is the day that you descended upon the Earth in a shower of lightening! :D (Big Grin)  Also, have delicious Have your cake and eat it too that day!
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GunarmDyne Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Happy birthday!
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin)  With many happy returns! Have your cake and eat it too
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GunarmDyne Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Happy birthday!
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin) I brings muchHave your cake and eat it too in celebration!
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GunarmDyne Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Happy birthday!
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin) I brings the Have your cake and eat it too as tribute!
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