Saturday, June 21, 2008

"Life is nothing but a bunch of start-overs"
My wise Aunt Ginny

In 5 days my life will do a complete 180. School will be over, we'll move to Brooklyn, and I'll once again feel like a tourist in my own city....the only substantial time I spent in Brooklyn was when I was looking for apartments :)
Change is needed, but resisted at the same time...and with daily pleads to stay another year I find it hard to come home to boxes, bare walls, and empty cupboards.
The last week was full of happy hours that lasted well in to the night, late planning sessions at school to make sure their new teacher had EVERYTHING she needed to educate my babies....and hours of story telling with both colleagues and kids. We've experienced so much in these last 2 years...and while it was never easy, I can't imagine having done anything else after college.
It's time to go....to start over....to see where the next leg of the journey will take us.
Me, the Boyfriend, the 2 dogs, and the piles of boxes that have become our home.
We're different now, and tied by 12 strings to a little neighborhood school in the Bronx.

2 comments:

TessaTeacher said...

Great to hear you're getting ready to move on. I can't wait to hear what you will be doing at your new school. What grade will you be teaching? Still self contained? What is The Boyfriend teaching?

I look forward to your next adventures!
Tessa

the teacher said...

Congrats on making it through your second year...I have found that no matter how tough the year is, once the summer comes and you look back on it all, it never seems as hard as you thought it was.

You mentioned coming into teaching right out of college and you could not imagine doing anything else. I came to teaching after spending 10 years in the corporate world and even though I have only been teaching for the last 4 years, I honestly cannot remember what my life was like before teaching. Several of my friends are still doing my old line of work and when they talk the "lingo" of the industry, it seems like they are talking a foriegn language.

Good luck with the move and experiencing a new school. I have always looked at change as an exciting ride and even though it never seems to turn out exactly like you thought it would, I have always found it to be much better.

Strausser