I really wanted to name this post ‘Friday Check-In’, but alliteration matters.
So much to do, say, tell you about, over these last 48 hours, but to be honest, I am too emotionally drained to form much of a narrative with all the important details. I didn’t want to let the day go by, however, without stating that I am absolutely finished teaching.
27 years in education in two districts, with the final 14 of those years spent at the one building which became a family to me. Impossible to tell all the stories and quantify all of the moments, but I promise I will. Suffice it to say that not only did my resignation surprise many of my colleagues, I shook a few of them to their foundations in a positive way that I did not expect at all.
But in this moment, I want to continue journaling my day, all the love that was shared, and sit in this early summer evening knowing that I alone had the power to change my life for the better, and I finally have. The road ahead remains undefined, but full of potential and an indescribable joy that I’ve never experienced before.
Sleep well. I’ll be back soon to catch you up. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!