New Home, New Town, New Job


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We have officially located from South Florida to North Florida. This meant a new home, new town, and new job. There’s so much to consider when moving, but the biggest thing for me was really securing a new job. Without a new job, we wouldn’t qualify for a new mortgage. No new mortgage meant no new house and no new town. Follow? So really, my first major step was to find this new job. I began by updating my resume. I had to make sure it included all of the information regarding my current position within the school system.

Next up, I had to look the part. Remember when I talked about being a role model? An educator’s primary responsibility is to be a leader within the community, and to do that, you have to stand out from the crowd. I begin by keeping my facial hair well-groomed. While beards are popular right now, I don’t want to look like a sloppy lumberjack. I keep my facial hair short to get a professional look.

I started using Differin® Gel for my acne earlier this year. Differin® Gel is the first and only prescription strength retinoid now available over-the-counter for clearing and preventing acne. It clears breakouts where they start {deep in the pores}, prevents breakouts before they begin, and as a result, restores skin’s texture and tone. Please use caution when using Differin® Gel with more than one acne treatment or glycolic acid product because this could lead to irritation.

Differin® Gel is not used in the same way as a spot treatment. In order to get the best results, you should apply a thin layer all over the face, once a day, every day. Here’s my before picture from earlier this year. As you can see, my skin was looking pretty rough. Frequent break-outs definitely do a lot to impact my confidence as a leader within my community. This would be especially true of interviewing for a new position with blemishes.

And here’s my after picture. I definitely have fewer breakouts now, and I approached the interview in a whole new school district with confidence. I didn’t have to feel insecure due to my acne.

How else did I prepare for this big move? Well, once I secured two different job interviews, I selected my favorite shirt and tie, ironed them to perfection, and went to both interviews looking and feeling my best. Then this was the hard part, waiting for a call back to learn if I would be offered either job.

And once my interviews were done, it was time to explore our new area. We visited on a Thursday through Sunday, and in that time, we found an awesome nature trail, a great local brewery, and we checked out some restaurants within our new community. Exciting stuff!

In short, now that we have moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Gainesville, I had to get a new job. Here’s what I did to prepare for my interviews:

  1. Updated my resume.
  2. Looked well-groomed.
  3. Took really good care of my skin.
  4. Wore my favorite shirt and tie.

This move has been a great adventure for my family. We were all so excited to start this journey together in a new town. And you know what? I secured an awesome job as a New Teacher Mentor for the school district. Yesterday was my first day, and I was very ready to get started.

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About Richard Wells

Richard Wells is an English teacher, husband, and father of two young children who lives in South Florida.

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One Response to New Home, New Town, New Job

  1. I’m married to an educator and totally get it. Thankfully he did his last(?) interview before we met, but I have a friend going through the interview process now, and it’s hard! #client

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