That means summer is here (hooray!), but it also means it's time to say goodbye to my wonderful workplace.
I am full of mixed emotions this week. I am normally ecstatic over the last week of school, and this year while I feel some of that excitement, I also feel pretty sad. I've only been at this school for 3 years, but the people here have been so important to me. I consider some of them to be very dear friends.
I get asked almost everyday if I'm excited about the move, and of course I say yes! I am thrilled for a new chapter, new adventures. But it is so hard to leave a place that you love. I guess I should consider that to be a blessing. It almost takes me back to college or high school. In both of those scenarios, I was excited for my future and what it held, but it filled me with sadness to leave a place that was "home" for the past few years. I suppose I can look at those situations and remind myself how things worked out. In each of those, I moved on to new adventures that blessed me in new ways. I can only hope that this next adventure works out that well for me.
So today as I say goodbye to my sweet kids and welcome summer vacation with open arms, I'll be doing it with a tear in my eye. How I ever found a school to work in that was filled with SUCH fabulous people, I'll never know. My first year of teaching was anything but a good year. But I moved on. I applied to just about every school within 30 miles of me, and somehow, the stars aligned and I found a school where I would meet some of my closest friends. I am so fortunate.
....time for my next step!