Friday, March 18, 2011

New Opportunity

I've been praying a lot about what God wants me to do with my life.
There are so many options. I've always wanted to be a teacher, to help change the world one child at a time. But then there's photography, which I love because of the creativity and challenge it brings.
And then there's the question of college. What should I study? For how many years should I study? And where should I study it?
During the past month, God has opened a door.
I emailed my photography teacher, asking her what I would need to do to be a teacher on our online school. She wrote back almost instantaneously with many details and suggestions, then she said, "I've been looking for an intern whom I can teach to help me with photography classes and grading. And maybe helping me teach the course someday." I got excited. Teaching photography? Combining two of the things I love most? Why didn't I think of that?
I set up a time with my teacher to meet with her online and talk a little about the future and the possibility of me being an intern for her.
A few days ago, we had the meeting. I was shaking from excitement and nerves. We started talking. "What do you want to do in the future?" she asked. I had to reply honestly. "I don't really know, I've always wanted to teach," I said. "Ever since I was a girl, I've always wanted to teach. My heart pumps wildly at the thought of teaching. I feel like I was born to teach." Excited, my teacher said, "Well, if I were to train someone, it would be a must that this person had a heart for teaching-- and it looks like you do." She asked me many other questions, including what I planned to do next year. I replied that it would be a light year, since I already have all the credits I need to finish high school this year. But I need a year to think and pray about what God wants me to do and study. I told her I'd be taking very few classes this next year, maybe getting a job to start saving for college.
My teacher was extremely excited about this. :)
By the end of the meeting, we were both pretty sure that I will be an intern for her. We both feel God opening this door. He has provided for the both of us, as I was not sure what God wanted me to do and my teacher desperately needed someone to help her teach and grade assignments and so forth.
We will be staying in contact and keeping things open to let God lead where He will.
Please pray that God will continue to work through this opportunity and that I will be able to be an intern for my teacher if it is His will.


  1. Ashley! That's amazing!! I mean, wow, really really amazing! Firstly, I am slightly jealous of you: getting to be an intern for Mrs. T!! But, so so happy for you that this wonderful opportunity has come up! I think God defintly has fantastic things planned. :) I look forward to hearing more about where God takes all of this!

  2. Thanks Charissa! :) Yeah, I'm sooo excited!! I mean, nothing is for-sure yet, but it's most likely going to happen, we just have to hash out little details. ;)

  3. I trust that God will lead and guide as you seek to follow Him!


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