It is official.
I have accepted a job offer from a small company, where I will be the office manager. Because it is a small (very) company, I will have the opportunity to do many different things– a wide variety which appeals to my brain, and many of them are things that I love! Like — data entry! Who would have thought? I actually really do love it!
Anyway… I am entering the Post-Educator phase of my life. Hmm… what other titles.
Middle School Band Music Free Zone — for real though — if you have ever had a loop of three measures of one song, played by your students (mistakes and all) in your head — then you understand the thrill of this NOT happening anymore.
Ah— The Land of Clear Expectations.
A Time WITHOUT middle school drama *except that within walls of our home.*
Perhaps being less emotionally DRAINED at the end of every single day?
The Season of Conversing with Adults.
A SEASON of Alone Time! Having been in the same school, and home, with my children since their education career began, has resulted in me NEVER BEING ALONE. When trips to the grocery store can be considered Me-Time? Yikes.
I AM SO EXCITED! I do know that I may still struggle — but at least I have the happy memories of a career well earned, and a life well lived, investing in my precious students for the last 16 years. (17 if you count that one year in an elementary school …. which I really don’t.)
I am just so thankful that this strange and awful season is ending. I have so much hope for the next chapter!