So...as I prepare to retire in 5 weeks, I am full of mixed feelings. I really value the relationships with my students. I love teaching Around the World in 80 Days in the spring after TCAPs are completed. I love my classroom and colleagues. BUT...fibromyalgia and asthma are winning the war. I just have nothing left at the end of the school day. My family needs more of me though.
I'm hoping to write, do crafts (knit, scrapbook, sew, bead, etc.), and shop! I seriously need to clean ans de-clutter my house too. I can't wait to be able to read during the day and enjoy it. I can surf the 'Net to my heart's content as well. I can also take off to see my parents and sons when they need me, and, if Ken has a business trip somewhere cool, I can tag along.
I've taught for 11 years now. I have tenure if I want (or need) to go back to teaching. We'll see what God has planned for the next step of my life journey!